Our lives are compiled up of 10-12 crucial and unpopular decisions. These decisions arrive unannounced and with no regard for our convenience. Yes, we’ve claimed an allegiance to God, through our confession of Christ, & supposed yielding to the Holy Spirit. But, where is the body we’ve sacrificed to God? When does Christ get to see the life he died for? Does the Holy Spirit get to use the vessel we’ve agreed to yield? When we honor him with our lips, do we follow this with the corresponding actions of keeping his commandments or loving his people unconditionally? When we request patience, forgiveness, love, and understanding – are these attributes something we freely give, when received? We have a tendency to wart off those who lay down their life (like) to truly love us, just to embrace those who give up nothing to pacify our complacency, compromise, and weakness. When do we finally break through the wall, press pass the pain, resist and endure the temptation? Not just in moments, but as a way of living? The bible says, the just shall “LIVE” by faith: not as a place to visit, but a permanent residence! We think getting “weary in well-doing” is an option, but it’s really just a “bribe”! On the other side of our “suffering in this present time” is a glory beyond comprehension. On the other side of our “obedience” is an unimaginable fulfillment! This letter comes from the heart of God through a broken vessel that’s endured rejection and abuse (mentally and physically) by those cried on and relied on; been betrayed by those trusted, cared for, and sacrificed for; and been misunderstood by many! Guess What? We’re Still Standing and So Will You! Finally – I’m praying this penetrates your heart, ignites your love, and stirs up the gifts in you to return to “LIVING” by Faith!
Scriptures Referenced: Galatians 6:9, Romans 12:1, Galatians 2:20,21; 1Corinthians 6:14-20; Romans 1:17, Romans 8:18