This morning as I think about what it means to be a believer; I will say that absolute surrender to Jesus, is a life committed to the WORD: comprised of reading and studying; meditation on His Word and applying -obedience to His Word.
This will take – full conformity with His rules, regulations, and wishes, coming to the realization that He has given me decrees to keep me safe and happy; providing boundaries for my life as well as direction…the pathway of His will for and in my life.
Yes, as a believer my life will always point to a risen Savior who sacrificed His life that you and I could have a relationship with God our Father and spend Eternity with Him.
Let me add to this by saying, “Christianity” is not to be a struggle for the believer. It is important to note that Christ said He and the Father would be with us through the power of the Holy Spirit working in us.
When we accept Jesus we accept the Holy Spirit to help us, guide us and lead us into all truth. The very power that brought Jesus out of the grave is now in every believer through the power of the Holy Spirit that works in us.
You can be assured by this ONE promise that: “Christianity” means just that – following Jesus Christ – a LIFE FREE from Satan’s hold on us. Whom Christ has set free is free indeed, DO YOU BELIEVE?
When we follow the Book, His Word the Bible, we will see the outcome of our prayers, answered prayers according to the very will of God.
What does it mean to lay down your life for Him? As His servants, ALL aspects of self-determination MUST be surrender (turned over) to Him. He is our Lord, our Master. What He wants, is all that matters.
Yes, His will is to be our will. You may ask, What is His will? His will for all of us is to be obedient to His Word; a life that is holy, pure and living a life of righteousness; right living, so we can be in communion with Him.
As we yield and surrender to Him, He has promised to answer our prayers and work in us and bring our wills in agreement with Him, His will. How wonderful this is, when our prayers are in agreement with His…they become MOST POWERFUL!
In other-words, true faith in God, believing His Word, WILL ALWAYS bring about the promise conceived in your heart.
The end result of your faith, that of believing will be the ability to see the promise fulfilled…it is finished!
Decide what you want from God and get the scriptures (the promise) that definitely promises you these things.
Fix these promises firmly in the heart, not only in the mind.
- Mark 11:23-24 “I can say to this mountain, ‘May God lift you up and throw you into the sea,’ and my command will be obeyed. All that’s required is that I really believe and do not doubt in my heart. I can pray for anything, and if I believe, I will have it.”
Remember, we cannot make God do anything but His promises are true and He will not, cannot fail on a single promise. God WILL put in the one living by faith the very answer that is needed for the hour, in one’s life.
Building our prayers from the Bible itself (God’s Word) is very proper and fitting for this is where we come into full agreement with God…from His Word.
Remember, as stated below in the scriptures, that God’s Word is alive, active and powerful to the one who will believe and act on Faith.
- Hebrews 4:12 “For your word of God, is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into my innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes me for what I really am.”
- Job 22:28 “Whatever I decide to do will be accomplished and light will shine on the road ahead of me.”
Yes, when we pray in agreement with God and His Word, WE WILL SEE results.
God has provided ALL that is needed in this life through His Son Jesus Christ and the working of the Holy Spirit, if we would ONLY BELIEVE – TRUST- for it is a DONE THING.
Yes, we are redeemed and delivered from whatever ails us.
What is it you are in need of TODAY? Ask…believe by faith and you will receive! It’s a promise!
Even when you’re looking at those impossible situations in your life you must not waiver.
Stand strong, firm, relaying and trusting God…use (apply) the faith that you have, stay busy…not in doubt and unbelief but in giving praise and glory to God thru and in all situations. Again I say, DO NOT WAIVER!
- James 1:5-7 sums up this very thought…“If you need wisdom—if you want to know what God wants you to do—ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. People like that should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.”
As a believer we must use/apply the faith that we have. Satan is always trying to destroy our faith with lies.
You cannot allow doubt and unbelief to creep into your mind for it will destroy the faith that you have if you allow it to fester within your mind. God’s promises are true and God cannot, will not fail, for IT IS HIS WORD!
My prayer for you today: “May your life be a living testimony that testifies of the living Christ in us. The very life of a TRUE Christian is that of a PRAYING, BELIEVING Christian!!!”
As always, love in Christ Jesus,