Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Devotion has its steps. Devoting yourself to Christ is more than just devoting yourself on Sunday! Its devoting yourself back everyday. It says in John 15:7 "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given to you." Jesus tells us this because we will fight everyday against the enemy. He doesn't want us to have eternal life. He wants us to fail and fall back. Jesus already knows what is to come so i love that he warns us to just remain in him. To pray everyday and grow from reading the word. The knowledge we have will prepare us for the fight to come. The bible gives us the tools to fight. You can never undo the knowledge you put in yourself. In John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you will have peace. In this world you will have trouble.But take heart! I have overcome the world!!" I love this verse because it gives us confidence that there's nothing god cant bring us through! I like the saying what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger!! So true every fight we make it through makes us that much stronger to have confidence that he will bring us through the next! The spirit gives life and our flesh counts for nothing! Keeping myself in the word helps me when i face those people who know who i was and what i use to do. When they ask me to smoke with them that it will be OK Jesus will forgive me. I love that the more i read the more i know better and I grow more fear of god that I know he watching and that nothings worth me giving in.Like it also says in Mark 8:36 "What good is it for a man to gain the world and forfeit his soul." Nothing I have in this life will leave with me. So i put pride in me knowing the word. The words I stain my heart with I will take and god can see. This world is a matter of who you will give your soul to.A god who wants to give you life love and peace. Or the devil who wants you to die and burn in eternal hell. It your choice who will you serve? I'm glad Jesus never reminds me of who i was but who i can now become.Those people cant break me down because I KNOW WHO I AM!! I'VE COME THIS FAR AND I WONT TURN BACK!!It feels so much better this way i love you Jesus!!