Have you ever been in a position where you really needed to pray and then just as you open your mouth, like a mighty rushing wind, you are reminded of every bad, dirty, disgusting, nasty, in short, sinful thing you have done and then you shut up. This used to be me.
I recently realised (maybe not so recently) that this was a bloody lie from hell. The devil steady reminded me of my sins and guilty, unworthy me would shut up instead of actually talking to the person that could take all the guilt away.
I would tell myself that I was going to start living a holy life and then I would be more confident to pray.
LOL, such ignorance!
The truth is if I really could help myself, I wouldn’t need to come to Jesus. I mean if I could be holy by myself, what did I need Him for? If I could save myself, what would be the point of a saviour?
A simple biblical and somewhat biological truth changed my life. Visualise this: every human being is made up of the spirit, the soul which is the mind and then the body. Your spirit is the real you, your mind is the seat of your thoughts, your will and your conscience while your body is merely a container for your spirit. The spirit and the body are linked by the mind. Your body is physical and reacts to the situation of the world. However, whatever spirit controls your mind controls your body. When you’re saved, your spirit is saved. God is spirit and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. Old things have indeed passed away and your spirit has become like Christ ( 2 Corinthians 5:17). After this, the renewal, the repentance, the change you want to see is of the mind. What you should seek to do as a Christian instead of trying to force a bodily change, is to have turn around in your mind (2 Corinthians 10:5). Daily renew your mind with the word of God and your present state in Christ. Your physical transformation would be spurred by a renewal of your mind (Romans 12:2).
How do I do this?
The bible is God’s mind about you. Read about the regenerated man. Read about your salvation from the word of God. Fill yourself with all God has said about you because that is who you are. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Remind yourself that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus ( 2 Corinthians 5:21). There is therefore now no condemnation for you because you’re in Christ Jesus because the law of the Spirit in Christ Jesus who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:1). You are saved by Grace, justified by faith, if it were by your works, then grace would no longer be a gift (Ephesians 2:8). For you have been reconciled back to God and you sins are no longer imputed against you (2 Corinthians 5:19). In Christ, you have redemption and through his blood, you have forgiveness (Ephesians 1:7)!! There’s so much more to discover!! You’ll find that your physical state which is your body would start to align with your spiritual state which is God’s spirit in you because it has been linked through the renewal of your mind.
This little truth changed it all for me. I had been struggling with holiness and righteousness and I constantly doubted my salvation but once I discovered this, I’ve been set free from sin. It is tough to overcome sin when all you focus on is your sin. Focus on Jesus and his word and what he thinks of you and little by little, your physical body would align with your spirit man!
I can always approach God because I am his righteousness in Christ Jesus. I am righteouss. My standing in Christ is not based on me but on Jesus’ work on the cross. This doesn’t mean that I don’t have a part to play but when I took away all the pressure from myself, I found that it was easier to even live that holy life. It’s easier now that I understand that God’s love is amazing and does not depend on anything I do or don’t do. This gives me so much joy. Hallelujah!
By the way, happy new month guys! Welcome to the best month in the year 😂😂 My birthday is on the 24th of this month! I’m a little excited about that. I will be receiving gifts in cash and kind, cash mostly 😆😆 Follow me on snapchat for my bank details : @besidoneee 😂😂
All through the month of February, I will be posting love letters. Sending out the love of Christ in this season of love.
I hope this blessed you.
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Jesus loves you!
From BASE with Love!!!!