We must continue for Christ with the purpose of pleasing Him and reaching the lost. However, there is a challenge in continuing for the Lord. That challenge is our opposition from Satan. I would like for us to notice seven steps in Ephesians 6 that God gives us in order to continue for Him.
In every building project there is some type of blueprint. Whether that blueprint is on a brown paper sack or a huge scroll that meets the codes’ guidelines, there is always an idea behind what is going to be built. In Genesis 11, we find a people laying out the plans for a rather noteworthy project.
Reminders are good things. I know it is hard for our manly pride to admit it, but they are. Sometimes reminders come as banner notifications on your cell phone, and other times they come from the little woman you call your wife. Regardless, they are completely necessary to a sex so prone to forget.
I vividly remember the day my stubbornness was tested in quite an unusual way. I was sitting one evening at my desk in my room, having my alone time with God. It was where I had always had my devotions :my Bible and my journal all laid out in front of me. That day, as I began to pray, something strange came over me.
Have you ever listened to yourself pray? You should try it sometime. It’s amazing how self-absorbed we are as we lecture God about all we need and want, as if God doesn’t already know. We use so many common Christian phrases that if we ever addressed another human being in the same fashion, we may just get a blank stare.
I recently grabbed one of my newer Bibles off my desk and started thumbing through the pages out of pure curiosity. I found something that I had written in the fly-leaf...
What does it really mean to live?
"And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by … Continue reading Praying and Fasting