Men of Redemption

Restoring a Life of Purity – One Day at a Time

Read Your Word This Morning? (Trying To Live A Holy Life)

Posted by Men of Redemption on April 6, 2017

HOW ARE YOU LIVING BEFORE THE FATHER?

 

As a child of God, do you find it difficult to live a life acceptable to God? Many Christians do, and the surprising thing about it is that living the Christian life isn’t as difficult as it may seem. I finding out that the problem isn’t primarily the life itself-the problem is God’s chosen people placing themselves under His authority and allowing Him to reign in our lives which includes dying to self, and giving God complete control over all that we do. That would include our thinking, our desires, our hearts, everything! The problem: not very many Christians understand this is what God requires of us if we have chosen to be His children. Just like those of us who have children, they must adhere to our authority and governing of their lives so that they may mature in the leading and guiding of righteousness as we as parents follow Christ. It starts with us, giving up our purpose and surrendering ourselves to God for His purposes. God then leads and guides us into living holy and righteous lives by following and doing His Word. He changes our thinking process from self-dependence to depending upon Him. He changes our hearts from selfish and agenda-motive focus to loving others as we love ourselves. God is about molding and shaping His greatest creation into the very image of His Son, Jesus Christ. So when we choose to live a holy and acceptable life according to God’s Word, we don’t live according to worldly standards, or according to the wisdom and knowledge of what we learned from the systems of this world. We should want to please our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by being obedient to His Word, doing what His Word instructs us to do, and trusting in the Holy Spirit to guide us and bring us into all truth and understanding. Our lives will display the characteristics of a Christ-center life that genuinely loves and cares for people. Our thoughts become compassionate towards helping and caring for others as Christ did. And if we need guidance from God’s Word to know what some of those characteristics are,  just go to His Word . . . .

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”  –  Philippians 4:8-9

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