Q: How did you become so consistent in your walk with Christ?
A: I was tired of living in sin. I knew I didn’t want to go to Hell, but I was living a “trash” life. I had to decide which was more important:
Please God or please flesh?
I knew that if I lived according to my desires any longer, I would die and my life would have been lived in vain. So I decided to move forward in Him.
But please know that I didn’t have to choose between “please God or please flesh” one time. This is a daily decision. I (or all children of God) have to choose between Spirit and flesh, good or evil, blessings or curses on a daily basis. I just choose to walk in Christ. I lived my life on my own before and it was TRASH! I can’t afford to live in sin and please my fleshy desires. It’s not worth it. My soul and salvation isn’t with it. I have one goal in mind and that’s to make it to heaven with as many people going with me as I can take!
Galatians 5:17 • Deuteronomy 30:19 ❤️
There is no hurt or pain too deep that God can’t heal.
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
Isaiah 53:5 NIV
Today I will walk in forgiveness.
I will accept Gods forgiveness.
I will forgive others.
I will forgive myself.
““If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Matthew 6:14-15 NLT
Last night, my church had an awesome Bible Study. We read 1 Corinthians 3:1-7. Paul was speaking to the Corinthian church. But what my Pastor wanted us to focus on was this:
Are you a planter or a waterer?
A planter plants the seed. So they introduce people to Christ. The planter “gets the sinner saved”.
The waterer gives the person the necessary tools to grow. The waterer helps to mature the seed. It feeds the person.
So my Pastor asked this question so we would know our role in ministry. We can’t be both because the church is a body. We all need one another to function. The body can’t find function with a bunch of hands or a bunch of arms. (1 Corinthians 12)
So I ask you, which are you… A planter or a waterer? I tell you what, I prayed about my position and God let me know that I am a planter. Once I found this out, I was able to move in my assignment better. Now I’m functioning better for His kingdom.
“Dear brothers and sisters, when I was with you I couldn’t talk to you as I would to spiritual people. I had to talk as though you belonged to this world or as though you were infants in Christ. I had to feed you with milk, not with solid food, because you weren’t ready for anything stronger. And you still aren’t ready, for you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn’t that prove you are controlled by your sinful nature? Aren’t you living like people of the world? When one of you says, “I am a follower of Paul,” and another says, “I follow Apollos,” aren’t you acting just like people of the world? After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.”
1 Corinthians 3:1-7 NLT
Are you being strong and courageous or are you being weary and unstable? This was a question for me first. I had to answer it when God brought me to Joshua 1:18. As I read, I realized that in my disobedience I am dying and those I’m destined to reach will die. Because God placed me strategically among people to bring deliverance and healing. And He’s done the same for you. So when we are being weary and unstable, the enemy is coaching us to stay as such. Why? Because if you are discouraged, you won’t walk strongly and courageous after the things God needs you to do. His will MUST be done in you. And not just for your sake, but for the souls you are destined to touch. No pressure. Because aren’t we just doing what God called us to do? So don’t be weary. Be strong. Be courageous. Be who God called you to be in Him.
“Whoever rebels against your word and does not obey it, whatever you may command them, will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous!””
Joshua 1:18 NIV
““Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.””
Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
Dear Heavenly Father, help me to be worry free. Help me to trust Your Word and to hold You to it. Remove stress, doubt, and fear. Help me to walk in the newness that Your Word brings. Refresh and reboot my faith. Give me my joy back. I want to please You. Help me. I need You. So please make a way. Fix my situation. Help me not to become weary but to trust in You with all of my heart. Help me to rejoice in all things. I love You, Jesus. I need You, Jesus. Help. In Jesus Name. Amen.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Matthew 6:34 NIV
Which one will you choose to live by? I choose to live by His Spirit. All other paths lead to Hell.
“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.”
Galatians 5:16-17 NIV