Posts Tagged ‘ Die to self ’

VerseD: Ephesians 4:1

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called
Ephesians 4:1, ESV

It is not enough to say you are a Christian. It takes more than simply going to church. It is a life change, and we should be growing in and showing love, respect, patience, and kindness to people while standing up for truth.

VerseD: Colossians 3:23-24

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
Colossians 3:23‭-‬24, ESV

Work is hard.

Nobody at church gets along or understands.

The kids (or parents) will not listen.

Nobody plays fair.

The government is corrupt.

You are not trying to please them or work for them!

You serve Christ. Reflect Him, not your world.

VerseD: Galatians 5:13

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Galatians 5:13, ESV

Too many churches teach we can do whatever we want, being free in Christ. If we are not crucifying our flesh daily, we may be showing our true allegiance … to ourselves, not Christ. Choose Christ.

VerseD: 1 John 2:1-2

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 2:1‭-‬2, ESV

As Christians, we should be sinning less as we grow closer to Christ. Yet, we still live in a fallen world in sin-corrupted bodies. We will still sin, but Christ’s atonement covers even these sins, always and forever.

VerseD: Matthew 5:4

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Matthew 5:4, ESV

Foremost, we mourn our sin and rebellion against God, then we will be blessed with the comfort of our Savior.

VerseD: James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
James 5:16, NASB

We not only share our physical needs, but we share our sins with each other: to have accountability, to get encouragement through the struggle, and to find forgiveness.

Pray for each other.

VerseD: Psalm 37:5

Commit your way to the Lord , Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
Psalms 37:5, NASB

This is not simply a “Lord, bless what I am doing” thing. Our desires and plans should be aligning with God’s. As our wills align, He will do it, because it is already His will.