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Stand firm in your faith

“If you do not stand firm in your faith, then you will not stand at all.”‭‭                            Isaiah‬ ‭7:9‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

We are living in a time where Christianity is looked down upon of two reasons: One is because of the standards that is set by Jesus and two is that christians don’t follow these standards. 

The standard that Jesus gave us was to love God with all of your heart, soul, and mind. In order to love God We need the Holy Spirit to drown us in his love. This love we can’t earn but it’s a gift wrapped up for you. This gift birth love inside of your soul for God and give you that desire to know and to please Him. Even though we have this great love dwelling inside of us we are still in a fallen world with the temptations of pride and selfishness. I say that to say this. Living a godly life doesn’t come easy. It takes effort, sacrifice, and humility to fight against the devil but it is this love that works out these qualities in a Christian. It is love that is our foundation for living a life of faith. 

“For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose.”                                                                                                                                ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

 The other standard is to love one another as you love yourself. The world we live in now it’s a “all about me” mentality. Most people worship themselves and get irritate if something not done fast enough. Not saying that you shouldn’t have self esteem but getting out of your comfort zone to show patience, kindness and humility should be comfortable. It’s hard to think of these commandments when someone does something wrong towards you and the peer pressure of others telling you to take matters into your own hands is not helping either. Don’t bend your knee to Satan but stand firm in the faith. If you are battling the same sin that keeps tripping you then get back up and keep fighting with the faith that got you here. At first it’s not going to be natural to obey, to be patient, to choose your words carefully but if you don’t start fighting the temptation you will stay defeated. You will overcome if you stand your ground. 

God bless

Being Tempted 

Then the tempter approached Him and said, “If You are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” But He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Matthew 4:3‭-‬4 HCSB

As Christian we face temptation everyday. We are tempted by the devil, our flesh, and the world but we overcome through our faith in Jesus Christ. For since He Himself was tested and has suffered, He is able to help those who are tested Hebrews 2:18

Watch “Being tempted by (the devil) part 1” on YouTube

Do what it says

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

James 1:22 NIV

We as Christians tend to get caught up sometimes in the knowledge of the scriptures rather than applying it. There’s nothing wrong with interpreting the the word but it is just as important to live it. You might be saying ” I don’t know how to apply these things I’m reading ” I have one word: grace. Grace is there to help us in time of need ( Hebrews 4:16 ). It’s hard to do God will when you have the world, the devil and your flesh fighting against you but pray for help to live this word. The things God ask us to do wasn’t meant for us to do alone. He is there to be your strength when you are weak. Developed that relationship with Christ so you can go to him for anything.

God bless

Carrying the Cross

Carrying the cross daily is tough. You got three things that’s against you: your flesh, the devil, and the world. Your flesh love your old habits. The devil mad because he lost control. The world hate what you have become. Keep calm and fight that good fight of faith. He has condemn sin in the flesh, (Romans 8:3-4) resist the devil and he will flee from you, (James 4:7) Jesus has overcome the world and you can too if you believe in the son of God! (John 16:33 & 1 John 5:5)

 

God bless everyone

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