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The Reasons I have Faith in Jesus Christ
Why is it those who strive to be Christ like, struggle with faith and obedience? The following describes lessons I’ve learned, while living under the flesh during this generation. Fighting daily temptations grew wearisome. I wanted an “Open Mind” so my sprit would take control of my flesh.
The Scripture states in Romans 12:1, “Give you bodies to God” How hard can it be? One must first understand the difference between the flesh and the sprit. This battle is won though the knowledge of Jesus Christ’s teaching, of being an over-comer to the fleshly desires of this world. One must renew their minds in order of becoming “Christ Like”.
There are many vices of walking in the flesh. Greed, Sex, Power and Fear are just a few. Looking at them as a whole clearly demonstrates. It’s about controlling our mind and souls through the Holy Sprit. When the bosses ask you to work late, what’s the value? Knowing your child is waiting at the sitter for you. With a long sad face you arrive and say. I know I’m late again precious. Mommy/Daddy promise, I won’t be late again. Or is it when you are alone at night, can’t sleep, board to death. Then suddenly the urge to fantasize with your flesh leads you into iniquity. Knowing that you just completed the “pinnacle of pleasure”, contrary to living a Kingdom life style. I tell you brother’s and sister’s this ought not to be so! We should not want to walk in the flesh, but in the sprit of Christ. How can this be accomplished? Galatian's 2:17 speaks to us in this way “seek faith in Christ rather than the Law, Music, Political persuasion or anything else”. It tells us if we seek to be made right with God through faith in Christ and then find out that we are still sinners. Things of this World can not bring us closer to the Kingdom of Christ. The World today if fueled by Fear, Hatred and Greed but the Kingdom of Christ if fueled by Love. Return back to the Love.
Edwin Louis Cole writes “The way you live as an individual has an effect on this world. By your relationship to God, you directly influence what happens all around you.” Look around see the evidence your presence has left. Are you persuaded when TV shows the possibility of War? Does it strike Fear in you? When your coworker mentions, “who does she think she is, where does she get off telling me what looks best on my body. Does it strike Hatred in you? How about when your friend outlines a quick rich scheme on the backs of the poor or elderly. So you can roll in the hottest new car. Does it strike Greed in you? Return back to the Love. The Love of Jesus Christ hears for your today. You can obtain it though Faith in him. John 15:4 reads “Remain in me, and I will remaining you. While verse 5 said “Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit.” Where is your heart today? As the lives “World” in Fear Greed and Hatred or with Loving arms of Jesus Christ.
You might say my arms are not long enough to reach Jesus Christ. I say today you can reach His tender kindness through Prayer. Edwin Louis Cole wrote, “Men who know how to pray exercise a boldness toward life that enables them to be more than conquerors.” When you pray, God knows it! You need not fear anything or anybody. This is the way to stretch your arms out to Jesus Christ and let him feel your pain, concerns, and love or wherever is on you mind. Let it be a private pray of union between your sprit and the Holy Sprit. An invisible show of honor that will lead you to a visible sign of Giving. Some call it a reasonable service. The act of praying in the invisible fosters you to Give. When you give it is a sign of Love.
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