[2Timothy 2:15 "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth."]
[Rom 2:13 "..for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified."
James 1:22 "But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves."]
No, I can't do it on my own... but I cannot expect a victorious life if I don't try.
The problem many are having is that they've deviated for long enough down the path that they CANNOT SEE a way out from their current circumstances. To come clean before God is a leap of faith.
----healing will never come because he's not in a position to rely on God.
Some people get stuck in a wrong relationship because of dependency....if it was biblically rooted it wouldn't be this way... do you really think this isn't a trap of satan?
Do the hard thing.... REPENT.... and then conform to Christ. Put your life in HIS hands even if you can't see it rt. now.... it's that way on purpose you know. It's hard this way on purpose you know.... because He wants you to love Him for who He is... for His promises.... will you continue to treat Him as a liar as the rich young ruler... or will you stretch out your arms and die to self? All the rich young ruler could see was his current situation.... he talked the talk but would NOT walk the walk.... how are you any different?
How wicked and deceitful are our hearts? And how our flesh is quick to align w/ satan's lies that we are christians, yet we sit here and ignore how to live?
And they called 'Lord, Lord'....but He said "I never knew you."[Matthew 7:22-23].... Do you think for one moment that you are exempt from this? are you making history here in a fairy tale book? or is this book the Words of life eternal?
Old billboard signs w/ layers upon hidden layers.... I want to be one of those digital billboard signs glowing from within w/ His light...and ready to change at a moments notice...
Choose this day whom you will serve!
The Lord gave me a picture this morning... to look and consider 'families'. I have my family name.... I have family traits... I look like them....
There are a lot of people out there with the label 'christian' on them but throughout the scriptures the Lord warns us that His idea of sonship is different... His idea of who 'family' is, in His kingdom, is different. His family is honorable and upholds the name. not hearers only but doers... ones with good fruit to back it up.
At the banquet we must have proper attire to enter in... [Matthew 22:1-14] there are things we must do.... we have the invitation...that's free, but we must be responsible in honoring the name.
"Which of you,
having a slave
plowing or tending
sheep, will say to
him when he has
come in from the
sit down to eat'?
"But will he not say
to him, 'Prepare
something for me
to eat, and properly
clothe yourself and
serve me while I
eat and drink; and
afterward you may
eat and drink'?
"He does not thank
the slave because
he did the things
"So you too, when
you do all the things
say, 'We are
we have done only
that which we ought
to have done.'"
This is a king we are talking about here. If you show up late or sloppy and if He'd allow you in... He really doesn't have authority does He? And then everyone could abuse the privilege. No, the King is in absolute power and if you will not obey, you will be made an example of.... because it's fair. He's holding up his end of the bargain.... He's written it in blood and it gives those adopted hope.... finally something they can rely on...finally a promise kept it's no wonder they love Him more cuz they realize what they've really been given.
Do you realize what you've been given church? Let's be 'true family'... not just the name, but in all respects.... live it!