“Out of this World” 9/29/2013

“Our Daily Bread”   http://odb.org/The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie                                  

 

“Homily Grits Devotional”   http://www.homilygrits.com/

Proverbs 25:26…  A righteous man who falters before the wicked Is like a murky spring and a polluted well (NKJV)
 
The opening scripture penned by the wise Solomon, is really a pretty simple message that ALL believers should be able to understand…  Jesus tells believers the following, in His “Sermon on the Mount” teaching, to support my writing for today, in…Matthew 5:16…   Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven (NKJV)
 
God wants His children to live their lives in such a way, that their actions will be seen by those around them that might not know Jesus Christ as Lord…so that God’s redeemed children reflect the light of Christ that dwells with-in every Spirit filled Christian…
 
Christians have been called by God out of this world of sin and shame, to be heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ…Romans 8:17…  After being graced with salvation by God, through saving faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9)…their citizenship has been transferred into heaven, as they walk the earth…Philippians 3:20
 
As Christians grow and mature in their spiritual walk with the Lord (progressive sanctification), they should be being conformed more and more into the image of Christ…Romans 8:29…  (Here is a good link describing “Progressive Sanctification”…  http://www.gotquestions.org/progressive-sanctification.html )…
 
Christians have also been commanded by Jesus, to “make disciples of all the nations”…Matthew 28:19-20…  They are to do this by the way they present themselves to those around them…  When Christians visibly sin in front of those that don’t know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior…they ruin any personal testimony that may have taken months, or even years to develop…
 
Why would any un-believer look upon a sinning Christian as being any different from themselves, when they observe the wayward Christian living in sin ??  If your God’s redeemed child, you should seek the Lord’s help each and every morning, before you go out into the world…to guide and direct your steps…to keep you protected from the evil one…to help you live as a beacon of light to the lost souls you will come in contact with…and to give you His strength to overcome all of life’s obstacles that will try to steer you off of God’s intended path for your day…
 
Heavenly Father, help all of Your children to live their lives in a way that will be pleasing in Your sight…  Give us the strength and the conviction of the Holy Spirit to guide and direct our every step…  I pray for this fullness of Christ in all of our lives, in Jesus’ most precious name and for His sake…Amen…
 

Blessings in Christ,  bruce r mills

 

 

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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