Saturday, March 21, 2015

Morning with Ebenezer


And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Romans 12:1-2 NLT

We are called to live a holy life in Christ Jesus. We should ask ourselves if our lives reflect that holiness that we have been called to walk in. Do we live like the people of this world, or we truly follow the commandments of God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Scriptures says that we will be judged by our deeds, according to what we have do while in the body, whether good or bad. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; and the Bible teaches us that after death is judgment. We will not have any time to prepare ourselves on how we supposed to answer our God; but He will directly ask us to give our accounts before Him. (2 Corinthians 5:10, Hebrews 9:27)

Maybe you have been Christian for a while now. Things of God have been normal to you; and you have lost that fire which burnt inside of you in those early days when you knew the Lord. I'm here to encourage you to keep the fire burning inside of you. You need to know that sin is not your friend, and the devil will always be your enemy. The payment for sin is death, but the gift that God freely gives is everlasting life found in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)

This morning, I want to encourage you to ask the Lord to rekindle the fire within you. I ask the Lord to transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Give yourself to Him, stop copying the behavior and customs of this world; but let the Spirit of God control your body, mind and soul.

Christians need to be the salt and light of this world. We need to let our good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise our heavenly Father. You have a part to play in the body of Christ, if you will live according to the word of God; the name of the Lord will be praised. People will be drawn by your good deeds and they will desire to know the Lord who you serve. 

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Dear Father, I'm asking that You may rekindle the fire of your Spirit within me. I want to live for you and walk in you. Help me to be a good example of how a Christian should be before those who are outside. I want to be a salt and light of the world as you have commanded me. In Jesus' Name, Amen. 

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