LIVING FOR CHRIST TRUTH MEETS REALITY PART 2
In today’s discussion we will continue to focus our attention on how we are to live daily for Christ by presenting our whole body as a living Sacrifice, because this is how God wants us to live out our lives and the Bible says this to us, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God,to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (Romans 12:1 ESV)
Our bodies are the Holy Kingdom of God and that includes our Minds, our Thoughts, our Emotions, our Praise, our Service, it is the entire package of our being. It is the place the Holy Spirit takes up residents and in order for the Holy Spirit to dwell there continuously we must deny self and allow Truth to become Reality.
How do you understand truth when we allow our negative emotions to take control of our thought process, we speak words that are hurtful and sometimes dangerous to another person’s life, accuse others of thinking more highly of themselves without looking first within ourselves? Truth is learning to deny self and seek the higher understanding of who God is, who we are and who we are in God. When we do this we soon discover our own displeasures with our life when we refuse to accept Truth as Reality. At this point it provides us with an opportunity to re-examine self and place self in its proper perspective for training and future growth in making our bodies holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
In my many years of studying and teaching I have discovered that the hardest thing for a person to do is to let go of self and accept Truth as Reality. They cling to self by denying Truth, because they believe in self, they love self and really deny truth because truth is too simple for them to wrap their minds around. It becomes a frighten experience to fully comprehend. Now I say to you, if you want Truth to be birthed in you, there is only one way for it to happen, and that is, you must let go of self and allow self to die. It is time that we transform our thinking and begin to live for Christ.
CHILDREN OF GOD, may your day be one of peace, love and joy. As you live for Christ, allow His blessings to fill you life with the abundantly fruits that He has set aside just for you. In Jesus name we pray, AMEN!
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