Saturday, April 16, 2011

I've given my life to Christ, now what? by Sistah Dee

The new relationship you have entered into with Christ is much like a new marriage. Your job is now to grow and mature in love for your Lord and Savior as a newlywed must do in order for the relationship to grow, bloom and prosper. You must get to know Christ on an intimate level, you have entered into a covenant, as you do in marriage and the goal is to glorify Christ and him to enhance your life above and beyond anything you could have ever imagined. A large part of any relationship is trust and communication, without it, there are no expectations or hope of anything meaningful or lasting and it will fail. There is a more familiar term we use to describe trust, its FAITH, "without faith it is impossible to please God "(Heb 11:6). The bible also tells us that..... "faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God" (Rom 10:17). Prayer, reading the bible and meditating on Gods word is essential to the growth, maturity and success of your Christian journey, it is also to aid you in  times of  trials, tribulations and loneliness. The awesome thing is that you dont have to go through this alone, the growth and maturity is made possible throught the Holy Spirit, which has been given you as a gift from Christ to strenghten, lead and guide you through this life and help you to obtain eternal life if you trust and obey the promptings/direction of the Holy Spirit. You see the Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity, he searches and knows the deep things of God and primary obejctive is to do the will of the Father. The Holy Spirit corrects us when when step out of alignment of Gods will and help leads us to confessing and repenting of our sins. Yes, you will sin, whether by "omission" (failing to do what is required) or "commission" (disobeying Gods commands). No one is perfect, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, the Apostle Paul said it best, " those things that I would do , I do not and those things that I would not, those I do. But praise be to God for the Holy Spirit and the grace given unto us through Christ Jesus, when we fall helps us to get back up and get back in line and continue on in our walk. Hallelujah!!!!!! Not saying that this is permission to sin willfully and take Gods grace for granted, repentance is genuine sorrow for sinning against God, so move from sin and never go back there again. The process of getting us to perfection is called "sanctification",  a process we will go through until our time here in this life is finished. It is the process of  brokenness, reconditioning, molding and shaping us into the image of our bridegroom, our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Day by day we will resemble less of our old self and the mindset of this worlds standards and more and more the attributes of our Heavenly Father. Welcome to the body of Christ, I pray that you continue to grow in grace and in the knowledge of your Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Welcome to your life, there's no turning back......

~God Bless

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