“15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
There is no combining the things of the world with the things of The Lord. That lifestyle is a life that fulfills the lust of the flesh. You are appeasing your conscious and also satisfying the flesh. When spiritual transformation takes place your old life of sin is placed to rest. You desire the things of God and to please Him.
Accepting Christ Jesus as our Lord and Savior means we have chosen to follow the scriptures of the Holy Bible. In doing so we seek The Word for counsel, we communicate daily with The Lord in prayer, and we focus on the things of The Lord and oppose the things of this world. In doing so The Lord beings to reveal a truth within us that makes us free from sin and shame. We are no longer blinded by sin.
Have You Made The Choice?
In Christ we don’t have many of the options that the world has. We must keep in mind that we have chosen to dedicate our lives to Christ. We have surrendered our will to Gods will. We must seek God in all of our endeavors. By prayer and reading God’s word, we will find the answers on how to proceed and be successful in our life’s endeavors.
If you find yourself wavering and continuously having to ask God for forgiveness, at some point you have to be honest with yourself and ask yourself; Am I really living for Christ? Serving God is a choice and in making that choice transformation must take place. As Romans 12:2 says, we must be transformed by the renewing of our mind.
Inside I longed to be nice loving and kind to everyone that crossed my path, but the devil would tell me I was stupid to be so kind, that no one was that nice but foolish people, and that I would get hurt or taken advantage of if I loved on everyone like I desired to. I believed that lie for a while, until The Lord began to establish my thoughts. During my process of conversion from sin to sanctification I often found myself on the alter before God. Praying to the Lord to deliver me from the hurt, pain, guilt, and sin that was so prevalent in my life. I asked The Lord to renew my mind, and purge me from everything that was not like Him. The Lord did answer my prayer, He began to reshape and mold me into who he had designed me to be. I began to see myself for who God had called me to be, and not the lies that the devil told me about myself. My mind was being renewed. The Lord let me know, it is OK to be nice, and to be loving and kind to people, and that in doing so I am in the will of God. The process is real and God will answer your prayers. For each of us it is a different experience but in the end God gets the glory . Today I thank The Lord for the newness of my mind, heart, and soul.
The Romans 12:2
“And be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”