Wednesday, December 9, 2015

God's Nature in You!

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We have everything we need to live a life that pleases God. It was all given to us by God's own power, when we learned he had invited us to share in his wonderful goodness.   God made great and marvelous promises, so his nature would become part of us. Then we could escape our evil desires and the corrupt influences of this world.

2 Peter 1:3-4

The path to personal purity is not one of extreme discipline and determination.  Those things can restrain an "out of control" human body, but they cannot re-craft it into a man or woman living in the Holiness of God!  To be perfectly honest, righteousness is not humanly possible.  You cannot discipline yourself to live a holy life.  Even as you cannot wave your arms and fly like a bird, you cannot be a truly righteous man. 

But God made a way for you to be Holy!  That way is the Cross of Jesus Christ.  Jesus paid the price for your sins and He promised the Holy Spirit who will live in you and guide your steps in the way of righteousness.

When someone who is not a follower of Jesus sees a Christian's life they may think he is a hypocrite because it is humanly impossible to live as Christians say they do.  And we must agree.  It is humanly impossible to live a Holy life, but with the Holy Spirit in your heart it is more than possible, it is expected!

Never forget that your life as a Christian is empowered from On High!  The praise for the life you live does not belong to you, it belongs to God!

"Thank You Lord, for enabling me to live the life you want me to live.  All the praise belongs to You Jesus, forever and ever.  Amen." 

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