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Are you so foolish and so senseless and so silly? Having begun [your new life spiritually] with the [Holy] Spirit, are you now reaching perfection [by dependence] on the flesh?  Gal 3:3

As Christians, we have the tendency to try and do everything by ourselves and forget where we actually began. Before we could confidently  proclaim our faith in Christ, we were nothing but sinners.

I don’t know about u, but I remember the day that I gave my life to Christ, I felt so helpless. I felt so weak and desperate. I was desperate for the love of Christ, for the Joy and peace that can only be found in our faithful Jesus. I needed Jesus and still do. Many can share the same feeling. So why is it, once we have had our salvation experience we think we can do everything by ourself. as the bible says’ “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” -Ephesians 2:8,9.

our Salvation is clearly not by works.  Neither is christian walk. We can’t work our way to heaven. We can only build on our way to heaven.  Our flesh, if we depend on it, will lead us to hell. But if we build our spiritual life and relationship with God we will get to heaven. Along with that we need to; Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord  Hebrews 12:14. We need to die to self and our flesh and learn to live for God. In peace with our brethren. As christian, we shouldn’t be backbiting and gossiping about our fellow peers. no!  That is not how it works!! neither should we try and get around gossip by saying ” eh, sister I think we should pray for sister so and so, I have heard that…”.THAT IS STRAIGHT UP GOSSSIPP!!! Girls and boys, men and women, let us steer clear of this little thing, because trust, you may just miss heaven because of this. Don’t engage neither encourage these behaviours…

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders,drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.  And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:19-25 KJV.

Brethren, I plead with you! Let’s not fool ourselves by living by the flesh. Let the world see Christ in us. Don’t do one thing and say another. Let love, joy, peace, kindness and self-control be our daily testimonies. You know God doesn’t see big sin or lil sin?? All sins are the same. God through his vessel Paul asked us not to live by the flesh but by the spirit which we inherited when we surrendered all to Christ. I speak to myself as well when  I write this.

May help us all to understand that we need to be dead to flesh and alive in The Holy Spirit. We cannot do this alone.

 

SHALOM

There comes a tine in life when as Christian , you desire nothing more than to be Christ like. To be as humble as the King of Kings… The thing is are you ready?! Are you willing to be tried, patient and tested?

When Jesus was in the world the bible tells us that He was tested just like us and yet without sin! Can this b our testimony today?!

Being Christ like requires a lot of humulity. Not jus outward humility, but inward humility when you know that you are nothing but mere dust before our Lord and King .

My sister today spoke of God’s tjme like this “there is prayer time, waiting time, testing time and then testimony time”. These are the steps, and through it all you will need patience, endurance of the pain and suffering that will come your way.

When you want God’s will to be perfected in your life, you will have to endure. It will be painful, and at times you will feel like giving up on all hope, just remember that God has answered your prayers already. At Gethsemane, Jesus wept and prayed and sweated. Still He accepted God’s plan and knew that His purpose for coming on earth must be fulfilled. If Jesus at that point would have said ” u know what, dunno y am doing all this anyway! All this pain and suffering for people hu are to persecute me and kill me… Why Should I bother?! “, where would this world be today?! Where would you and I be?!

If Jesus, a King could humble Himself to allow God’s will to be fulfilled, so can we. The sorrow is only for a moment for Joy will soon come!!!

So, when you are asking God to break you and mould you into His likeness, be ready for your flesh to feel pain. You will feel evry emotion, from anger to hatred to discouragement to joy.

The pain will be your testimony, just remember that the enemy does not want to see you finish the race and God will not force you either..

Be careful what you pray for. Xx

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HI world…

Ok, so I randomly decided at 1 am that I want to start blogging! Why? I have so many random thoughts in my head that I like to share with people, but can be bothered to or I forget by the time I speak to them… SO I thought, best thing to do, start a blog and just jot down your thoughts and see what the world thinks! A few of my friends have also recently started blogging, so wanted to jump on the wave too…

SO my random thought this evening..

I’m at this training thing in Birmz, with some ( I originally thought) like-minded people! I’m volunteering abroad in a few weeks and we have to have this training weekend thing. So, I arrived late last night, at like 12.3o AM and didn’t meet anyone until I went to breakfast and sat on my own! those of you who have the special privilege of knowing me, will know that I’m not the most social person out there.I’m very shy when I first meet u, but within a few minutes I will be OK… But not today!

Today, I felt ODD! It didn’t help that I sat by myself at breakfast, and had an afternoon nap! But hey, I was tired, maybe too tired for socializing! Anyway As the day went by, I really did try to integrate with the people I will be sharing my summer with! But I found it difficult! As in, their conversations, were not on point. How can you be talking about having a crush on your leader over dinner? or is this what people talk about these days? Whilst in the socializing bit of the evening, I joined them in the bar with my cup of tea and chocolate bar. and still they were talking nonsense! talking about drunk nights and other nonsense! In the end they all went off to the pub and as I don’t drink or socialize in pubs, I went to watch BGT wiv another cuppa!

Went back down a few mins ago, they’re back but drunk. and of course I cannot hold a sensible convo with them and it’s like they’re scared to talk to me!

Now, when I used to drink and smoke, getting on with people was easy! we’d have a drink then stroll outside for a fag and actually hold a solid conversation (or was it)!

Today’s events have me thinking, has an alcohol become a socialization tool? Do we use alcohol and smoking as an “icebreaker”? If you could see what I’m talking about maybe you would understand. It’s as if I’m almost weird coz I don’t have a bottle of beer in my hand, or a cigarette… or is it just me? Am I looking at this too deeply?

has my faith, affected the bubble full of life girl I used to be? Or Am I just growing up and becoming more mature? And as a christian do I really have no talking grounds with people who drink alcohol? or is it just me not making an effort to get to know people?

it’s only first night, so we will see how it goes…

My first blog complete! yeye!!

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