Monday, July 9, 2018

How To Avoid A Failing Faith

Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the Lord…" —Joshua 24:19

“Will you examine yourself by asking these probing questions? It really is true to say, “I cannot live a holy life,” but you can decide to let Jesus Christ make you holy. “You cannot serve the Lord…”— but you can place yourself in the proper position where God’s almighty power will flow through you.” OSWALD CHAMBERS

All to often Christians live as if they think that they need the power of God through Jesus to be saved but they don’t need the power of God to live their new life in Christ.  (Galatians 2:20) “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  You cannot live your new life on your own.  Living without making a daily connection with the Father through the Spirit by faith in Jesus. If you think that going to church on Sunday and then immersing yourself in a lost culture is sufficient, think again friend.  Doing that means that you are on a certain path to spiritual failure.  God wants to conform you into the image of his son (Romans 8:29)  His intent is that you be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:2) But, if you fill your mind with and your treasure in your heart the things of this world instead … Well need I say more.

Dwell on the following verses this morning and then be intentional to obey it … for the rest of your life and let the transformation begin!  Someone once said “You only believe the part of the Bible you obey.” Charley

(Philippians 4:8-9) “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”  

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