by Millie's Inspirations
As we are ready to face a new year, and many new challenges and changes, I have a question for each of you to take to heart.
Is your heart in right standing before God? If a light was shined deep into every part of your soul
and thinking, would you be found to have light or darkness in you?
We as Christians must examine ourselves daily before the throne of God, and seek to clean out and change any area of our life that is not submitted to Him. We cannot grow in Christ, if we remain a baby in the word of God and do not seek to become a disciple of Christ, following his teachings and applying them to our lives.
If your life was a diagram, showing each part of your life as a statistic, how much of you is devoted to your job? How much of your life is devoted to your family? How much of your life is devoted to God? What things are you pursuing most in your life, and giving most of your time to?
Is your life in balance? Or are there areas in your life, you have been hiding from God, holding onto for yourself?
Many people become Christians in name.. but never grow in Christ. They attend church, they go through the motions, but they have no depth to their spiritual life. I have to wonder is it just a desire to be religious, but not spiritual? Do we, want to relieve a feeling of guilt, of not being right with God, but then once we go to church we think we have done our duty and go on our merry way, un submitted and unconcerned about God in our daily life and thoughts? Do we in essence say, Ok God, I have done my duty, don't bug me through the week, and don't ask me to step out of my comfort zone or routine?
Paul wrote in Galatians 2:20- I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me. (amplified version)
Has your life been crucified with Christ? Is your all laid on the altar of Christ? Are there hidden areas
of sin, and darkness in your life? Do you take your relationship with Christ seriously?
God has laid this message on my heart for a couple of days now. He wants those who claim to be His, to live as if they are. No compromise, no games, no hidden parts. He wants a army of believers who stand for His truth, and do His will, submitting to Him daily.
This will mean that you take time to go to God in prayer, ask Him to show you the areas of your life that need to be changed and given to him. Ask Him to lead you, you will feel these small urgings and callings in your heart as you talk to Him. Listen, quickly, while there is time. He is calling your name, and has plans for you. But He wants clean hands and a pure heart. Rise to the calling, and make a difference in this world. For if our gospel is hidden (because we are lazy, unproductive and unsubmitted Christians) the gospel is then hidden to those who are lost without Christ.
These are great responsibilities, and we must face them and live them, if we wish to please God. We cannot compromise our title of "Christian" because of selfishness, or clinging to things we know are not pleasing to God.
For your sake, for the sake of your heavenly Father, and for the sake of those around you who do not know Christ.. be a light for Him.
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16
Will you rise to the high calling and the task set before you? Seek the Lord while He may be found, and submit to Him, truly make Him Lord and Savior of your daily life and walk.
Only one life, will soon be past
Only what is done for Christ will last.
When you reach the end of your rope
you will find the hem of His garment.
I have often felt that many things that bring us to our knees,
teach us while we are down there to learn to pray, and to
cry out to God.
These possibilities are open to everyone.
Don't tell God you are not good enough, do what He asks.
Don't tell God to send someone else, He asked you.
Don't tell God you don't have time to pray, He said seek me first.
Don't neglect the things of God. He said we are to
pick up His cross daily and follow Him.
Don't tell God anything is bigger than His ability.
God is the Great I Am, I am whatever you need.
There is no pit so deep, God's love is not deeper still.
Not my will but thine oh Lord.
Happy moments, praise God.
Difficult moments, seek God.
Quiet moments, worship God.
Painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God
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