Monday, June 29, 2009

Why is living a Christian life so difficult?

First we must examine ourselves to see if we qualify to be a Christian.

A very high percentage of American households profess to be Christians, but the sad truth is... we read the wrong book for guidance.

Let’s see what JESUS said according to John 14: 1-7 (NLT)… “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2 There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? 3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.” 5 “No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.

The BIBLE say Jesus is the way to the all knowing GOD. He (Jesus) bridged the gap between a Holy God and sinful flesh. But, we must be born again!

2 Corinthians 5:17-21 (NKJV) say… 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

The bottom line is… if we are who we say, then we should practice what we preach.

We tend to obtain knowledge from all the wrong sources; we make decisions based off knowledge presented us from people who could care less about how things will turn out for us and our families. 2 Timothy 2:19 (NLT)… 19 But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The LORD knows those who are his,” and “All who belong to the LORD must turn away from evil.

The reverse spelling of evil is LIVE… When we run from evil we are running toward live. When we feed the Spirit man with the Word of God Roman 8:28 say…28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. God work things out for our good, even when we make bad decisions.

If living a Christian life is difficult, beef up your spirit man! 2 Timothy 2:15-16 (NIV) say… 15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 16Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.

Blessings to all!
CJ

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