I realized today how true it is that the conforming of my character is less an event and more of a constant conforming. Every minute of every day is an oppurtunity for me to grow and learn and master sin before it masters me. My conversations are a key indicator as to how well my character is conforming. Is my conversation grace filled and God centered or full of complaining and frustrations? The answer shows where I am at today in submitting to God and becoming the person I need to be to handle the rewards and responsibilities He has for me.
Friday, November 4, 2011
What is taking place today is somehow preparing me for tomorrow. The bible says if we are faithful with little its a sign that we can be faithful with more. We spend so much time wanting more but so very little time being faithful where we are at. You may not be everyone's first choice for a lot of things, and thats ok. You just need to be faithful with the things God has called you to do. Satan always wants us to bypass suffering,obedience, and the cross,and he will promise us the world if we do. So what is the consequence if we accept Satan's offer? We never grow into the person God wants us to be. We fail to become christ like. So whatever your cross, pick it up and follow Jesus.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
I have been greatly encouraged by a friend to start blogging about an insight regarding scripture,suffering,obedience, and really one of the greatest purposes of life in Christ. It's based on Romans 8:29. I have really wondered why it has taken me so long to see this. What is God trying to teach us? Why did Christ come? How can I better understand scripture? What is God doing in my life and what does He want to do. Romans 8:29 gives us an insight to those questions. God is at work shaping and conforming my character to that of His Son Jesus Christ. Let's be practical for a moment and explain the concept. Why am I going through what I am at the moment?Answer, christ like character development. God is using every event of life to shape my character to be like His Son. That means suffering has a purpose, obedience has a point. God is preparing my character for greater things, He is transforming my corrupted character to a Christ like one. So if you ask me what is God doing in my life,my answer would be character development. Which part of your character? Thats betweeen the person and God. So whatever you are going through, I know this biblical fact,God is conforming your character to Christ's. I will talk more about this in my upcoming blogs.