Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Monday, June 29, 2015

joy and peace...

We all fall short of the glory of God. None of us are perfect.
If you are trying to do what the Lord says is right,
you understand when I say that,
we do the things that we do not want to do.
So what do we do and where do we turn?

Instead of relying on man's widely different
and opinionated wisdom
(as well as on our own understanding),
might I suggest the unchanging, infallible Word of God?

Digest His Word daily, pray unceasingly,
love unconditionally, forgive generously,
and trust Him completely.
Become less self-absorbed and think of others.
Grow to love the Lord with all of your heart,
your mind, your soul,
and love your neighbor as yourself.
Concentrate on the spiritual and less on the temporal.

Of course, this is all dependent on
realizing your sinful state,
wanting to overcome it and grow spiritually.
Remember, forgiveness and salvation
is yours through Jesus Christ, but,
as life changing as it is,
it is only the beginning.

The eternal rewards are joy and peace.

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