me and my friend arriving at an all you can eat buffet
"We want to stay on the straight and narrow path and serve God, yet we continue a practice that often pulls us in the wrong direction."
You don’t have to face it alone! :)Remember that Jesus already faced it first before you meet that stuff :)Depend on His powerful Grace! :)(p.fab)
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you…” (Jeremiah 1:5, AMP)
Did you know that God was thinking about you before you were ever born? He knew everything about you before you were in your mother’s womb. He created you on purpose, for a purpose. He carefully planned who you would be, the color of your hair, the color of your eyes and skin. He gave you gifts, talents and abilities to be used for His glory. He took one look at you and said, “Approved.”
No matter how you may be feeling right now, no matter who’s approval you didn’t get on this earth, know that Almighty God loves you and approves of you today. There’s nothing you can do now or ever to change that. You may be thinking, “I’ve made so many mistakes, how can God approve of me?” Understand that when God sees you, He separates you from your behavior. He may not approve of your actions all the time, but He desires to help you grow and make better choices.
Today, receive His love and acceptance. Allow Him to work in your life. Allow His love to empower and strengthen you because you are approved and equipped to live in victory all the days of your life!
Where Do You Stand?
Being a Christian is a lot more than walking down an aisle and saying a prayer. What kind of fruit are you bearing? Is there manifested evidence in your life that signifies a change has occurred? Have you truly repented and turned from your sins and put your faith and trust in Jesus? Do a heart check and see where you stand. You are either on fire for God and actively seeking and serving or you are not at all. A “Lukewarm” walk with God is no walk at all.
Religion = having a checklist, and making sure you meet the quota for today.
Having a relationship with Jesus will always be more important than meeting the quota for today. Doing everything on your checklist doesn’t matter. What matters is that you listen to that silent voice in the back of your…