Regardless of our path in life, “we attract something to us!” But that attraction can carry with it a heavy cost! It can bring a blessing or cursing.
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore choose life, so that you and your descendants may live, and that you may love the LORD your God, obey Him, and hold fast to Him. For He is your life, and He will prolong your life in the land that the LORD swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Deuteronomy 30:19-20 BSB
Our lives are like a door. Picture yourself as a door and realize that we should keep that door closed and locked, because we don’t want just anyone to gain access into every part of our lives.
Our life has many internal doors within that have consequences, and we all have a door with skeletons in our closets; a place where things of our past are kept that we would rather not have.
Our outer body is wasting away day by day, but regardless it is our home on this earth, but it has a very real door that we decide when to open it.
We must also be careful how we adorn our outer body/ door and how we present ourselves to our sphere of influence. Sometimes a presentation can speak louder than words, and it can make or break us in any situation.
Try to visualize and see people as doors. I am doing that a lot lately, because I know behind every door can be many things both good and evil.
You can love the external part of your life and others too, but we must be careful. If we look close enough there will be indicators of what spirit is at work.
Not just anyone has faith, and the way things are nowadays, we must try diligently to become and remain sensitive to The Holy Spirit.
God’s Word is creative and powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword. When we come into agreement with God’s Word and live by it, it will help create and bring God’s order and help into situations that need godly answers.
You can learn a lot about people by how they speak their words. Most people live and die living a superficial life.
Many have gone the wide way that leads to destruction and living by the flesh, or the outer man never gets deep internally.
The outer life is so temporary, and we should never make decisions based on the flesh. The place within us that is meant to be occupied by God, many try to stuff that place with imitations, but it never ultimately brings peace.
People who are lost find this life will be as good as it gets. However, there is pleasure with sin for a season, but the cost is eternity. But like Paul, if this life is as good as it gets, I would be of all most miserable.
Believers, God’s Word has every answer we need in this life, but we must decide if we will base ourselves by God’s Word or the flesh. Nothing good dwells in the flesh but when we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior, His Word is eternal, and heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s Word will NEVER pass away.
His Word is forever settled in heaven! Do you need a matter settled? Seek God in His Word!
None of us have been perfect in our lives and in trying to live like we do, is to be a hypocrite. That is not the witness I want to have.
When it comes to life and how to minister to the lost sinner, we need to look at our perfect example of outreach, which is Jesus Christ.
For those who have been forgiven of much, love much! (Luke 7:47)
Our sphere of influence is found everywhere we go and everywhere our feet take us. (Joshua 1:3) However, we must be readied by our own personal time with Jesus.
Spending time with God in prayer and in the Word is not an option. If we are not sensitive in the Spirit realm, we cannot help anyone.
We must be disciplined to be a true disciple, and communication with the Holy Spirit is a two-way conversation.
Both prayer and getting quiet enough to listen to The Holy Spirit. For only then can the Holy Spirit lead and guide us into all truth. (John 16:13)
Jesus Christ attracted a lot of people, both good, bad, and bad spirits. Jesus went to where the hurt people were, and people were also attracted to Him.
There are some very hurt people that we come across, and to live as if we have attained perfection in the flesh is to lie.
We are supposed to press in towards the mark of the high calling in Christ. (Philippians 3:14-15) However, we are to meet people where they are.
I find that Jesus’ example wasn’t to wait on them to come to the synagogue, but He went out to find the lost sheep.
There are a lot of people who wouldn’t darken the door of a Church, because our methods are not as Jesus’ methods. He came to seek and save the lost.
Paul stated, “I became all things to all men that I might save some.” That doesn’t mean Jesus and Paul did what the people did, they did not sin and partake in sin, but reached out to them that they might win them. (1 Corinthians 9:22)
We are to take up our Cross and follow Christ, but living in God’s Kingdom on this earth is a process, because our flesh isn’t glorified and will never be in the realm of the flesh.
Also, our soul is complex, it’s the part of us that makes us unique. The soul is made up of the mind, will, intellect and emotions. These things are where the battle truly lies, in the mind.
The battlefield of the mind is something we learn to choose as we allow our mind to become the mind of Christ.
However, it is a daily process as well that we can grow into as we grow in grace through consuming the Word of God daily.
Salvation is not going to an altar or wherever you speak the words, and you say you’re saved and even get baptized.
That could be part of a true conversion, but we must speak plainly; If a person is truly converted and saved there will eventually be evidence of the change outwardly.
The proof of our new beginning in Christ is that we learn to follow Him and that means discipleship in disciplined training and having a consistent prayer and Bible study life. Faith without works is dead.
Even in the church there are all types of Christians having all sorts of past that affect their presence and futures.
Being new in Christ for example, we hear the words that say the new has come and the old is gone! T hat is true for the Spirit and soul, but the soul and the flesh of a person is always under construction in this life.
Part 2 coming
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey
Sherry Edwards Mackey
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