When I am faced with a question on what to do, I take into consideration what my faith tells me to do and also how it my decision may affect others. My family is very religious and has been since I was young. I grew up getting asked the question “What would Jesus do?” It is very cliché, but it also has some meaning to me. In everything I do and every decision I make I try to think of how I can be more like Christ. I also try to think of what is
Along with a sense of peace from the Holy Spirit I also want signs from of Confirmation from God that this is the right decision. I feel most of us want those signs during the decision making process and it would be ideal to get confirmation then. I feel I must fully rely on God and the confirmation will come, I may get some signs that I am heading in the right direction but feel the true confirmation may not come for a while or after the decision is made. I also feel I need to be open to a sign from God not only confirming the decision but not confirming it as well.
In considering how the call to be a Christian lead to a transformed life imparts knowledge, understanding which give you discernment for the other two callings because it is all connected as a whole. Answering the first call of being born again is the biggest transformation of humanity. Being transformed is much more than changing behaviors or turning over a new leaf, it is all about renewing your mind to fulfill God's call and purpose in life. "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what the will of God is, what is good and acceptable and perfect" (Romans 12:2 (English Standard Version). When I received Christ into my life, my heart (spirit) became one with God, actually transpired; therefore, was a real spiritual transformation from spiritual death to life. Our life becomes one with God. "But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him" 1 Corinthians 6:17 (English Standard Version). That is why the scriptures are so essential for our life; because it is the Word of God. Christians are born of the Word of God which give everlasting life, which is by the Spirit
Decisions… the best power we have in our lives are our decisions. As Christians, this ought to dependably include making the best decision. In any dialog about making the best choice, we should likewise raise "love." This is on account of God 's adoration for us and our affection for him urges us to need to do great too. We adore and serve others, since he initially cherished us. Galatians 6:9 teaches us, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap,
So much of society seems to live his/her life on a sort of self-serving autopilot mode. Rarely does one stop to think how or why he/she is making certain decisions or how these decisions can affect his/her life in the future. Often times, it is not until one has a “string of bad luck” or something tragic happens in one’s life, when he/she will turn to Jesus for help “getting them through this problem” only to return to one’s self-centered ways once his/her life has returned to normal. Living life with a Christian worldview is not something that one can take off a shelf and use when needed and allow it to collect dust on that shelf the rest of the time. This paper will discuss the many parts that make
I had always felt that to pray there had to be some eloquent way to convey the things that you wanted to say to God. I also was often frustrated, as I questioned that if God was all knowing, why was it necessary to pray to him and tell him things he already knew. Throughout my time at NCYC I came to understand my relationship with God less like a human and omniscient being relationship, but more as a parent and child relationship. Though He may already know what you have to tell Him, it is about building the communication and the friendship, so that He can work best in your life. The best analogy that I have heard about this was from one of the leaders of the trip, and he compared life to being in a marching band. From the point of view of the musicians, it seems chaotic and as though people are going in every direction for no apparent reason; however, from up
Do you ever wonder if what you about to do is right in the sight of God? Do you have questions that you seek answers to from God’s word? We all get in situations when there appears to be no clear answer to satisfy that what we are about to participate in is right. The truth is that oftentimes our life is built around things that aren’t wrong; they just don’t have any spiritual value. We should ask ourselves, “How does this help me grow spiritually?” Is what I am doing or want to do going to benefit me in my Christian life? Will I glorify Jesus by doing it?
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Rick Joyner’s, “There Were Two Trees in The Garden” is an extraordinary book that focuses on developing a Spirit-guided foundation in Christ. Many believers in today’s society are unaware of how to overcome temptations and addictions of the flesh. In order to overcome or win a fight there has to be an accurate understanding of the enemy that is attacking. Joyner exemplifies how from the beginning of creation humanity had the volition given by God. Man the ability to choose to not eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, this applies to all on a daily basis. Everyday we have the option to be connected to the Tree of Life or the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The root of our inability to overcome identity issues, fears, and having a clear understanding of the works of the Holy Spirit and the flesh is process we walk every day. We must be united in the Spirit to see the purpose of our lives when we abide in Jesus. As Joyner explains, “…but there is a truth that kills and there is the Truth who gives life-and we must learn to distinguish between them” (Joyner 57). When we are able to work abide in Him we can connect to the God-given purpose for our life, we can walk in leadership positions that are based on Jesus. The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is our selfishness, pride, fear, rejection, and many works of the flesh. However, when we decided not to abide in this tree, we walk in freedom through the Holy Spirit. Rick Joyner clarifies the
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! 2 Corinthians 13:5 (ESV) Assessments are a part of our daily lives. We assess our own personal goals or objectives in many ways. As Christians we assess how we live, our knowledge of the Holy word, our hearts, and our servitude. We have an objective in our faith to be pleasing to God. All throughout our daily living we attempt to achieve this objective. To make sure we stay on track to achieve the objective we assess many areas in our lives. Once we have completed the assessment we make plans to correct the issues we may have or plans to continue to stay
In recent years, God has become a very important part of my life. I am determined to learn more about God and look forward to seeing what he has in store for me and my family. At one time God was not a big part of my life, I did not attend church regularly or feel close to him. I have always believed in God and Jesus Christ as our savior, but did not actively seek a closer relationship with him. I feel that much of that changed when I accepted my current job in a church based preschool program. After taking the position in the preschool, I was then offered a position in the church’s nursery on Sunday mornings. I accepted this position also and my son and I started attending Church every Sunday. In the time since, my husband, myself, and our children have all joined the Church, been baptized, and become very active in our Church. I feel that this was God’s plan for us all along. I feel that God guides our decisions each and everyday, and I now use prayer to seek his guidance for our lives.
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I know of many times where I have not been living my life in the ways of sin. But, being born again means that I should put away the life I had before I was saved by God’s grace. Sometimes I forget the actual events that allowed me to be born again. I get too caught up in my worldly human life and forget the most amazing gift that has ever been given. Jesus humbled himself to the point that he became human just so he could die in my place. It is amazing that I can put something like that in the back of my mind while I worry about grades or money. I should have a constant want to praise God and spread the gospel. It at least seems fair after everything God has done for
When we place our faith in Christ, something happens. We are reborn. God changes us and we become a new creation. The Bible tells us that the old things pass away and new things come. This rebirth is spiritual. The spirit that God breathed into man at creation died when Adam sinned. When we accept Christ and place our faith in Him our spirit is reborn and we become a new creation and the Holy Spirit indwells us. Paul tells us that we are no longer a slave to sin and we are free to obey God.
Biblically, we see many instances of God’s plan for each life and the ways that plan is carried out. Similarly, I have found that, while it may not align with my plan, God has my story written in order to glorify Himself and bring about His kingdom. I consistently rely on prayer to provide guidance in my decision making process and feel much more grounded when I choose to listen to His calling rather than my own. Revelation 3:8 (NIV) tells us that He alone has the power to open and close doors. I assess this as a means of guidance from Him. I look for opportunities and try to walk away from those things that are not fruitful. In this way, I take my cues from Him through prayer, inner peace and external signs. I believe in and have experienced divine intervention and direction.