Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8 NKJV
In a relationship both parties have responsibility. Each must do his or her part for the relationship to succeed. Any healthy relationship requires an investment of time and energy. Our relationship with Jesus is no different. Jesus leads the way, we must follow.
God is sovereign. All things are subject to His control and authority. There is no power in all of creation, neither on the earth below or in heaven above that can prosper in opposition to Jesus!
God is faithful. He is just. He is longsuffering and merciful. Every act of God passes through the filter of His great love for us.
God gave us the freedom to make our own decisions. We can choose to receive His love or reject it. We can follow Jesus or defy Him.
God brings correction. He judges sin. He punishes the wicked. God has in the past and will pour out His wrath in the future. It is always for God’s glory and our good!
Christianity is not a religion. It is a relationship with the God who created us to be loved by Him. How can we be faithful to Jesus? By faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Faith is like a muscle. It is built up when used and it grows weak with inactivity!
Jesus has given each of us a measure of faith. As we step out in the faith Jesus has entrusted to us He adds to it. If we live like God does not exist He hardens our hearts!
The enemy of our souls and the world system attack us through our thought life. We must be very careful what we feed our hearts and minds.
Our brains have greater capacity than any super-computer. If we put garbage into our hearts and minds garbage will pour out of them. We must remember what God has in store for us is far better than anything sin, Satan or the world system can offer!
If we are faithful to Jesus He will reward us with unspeakable joy that will last forever!
Jesus knows we will make mistakes. He knows we will stumble. The Lord wants us to stay faithful to Him in our hearts and minds!
Stay faithful to Jesus by giving your heart to Him alone. Stay faithful to the Lord by focusing on the truth of God!
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