Good morning everyone,
If I told you that being a Christian is a cake walk, I would be leading you down a path that doesn't exist. I struggle with the same struggles that each of you struggle with but I've learned that with Christ, all paths are changeable to His liking! In other words, we all arrive at intersections and we have choices of which direction we are going to go. If we fully go the direction that is appealing to the our human desires, we are going to disappoint Him 100% of the time. But if we pray about going His direction and we allow Him to be the driver instead of the passenger, we will make the decisions that are pleasing to Him. Some of those decisions, if not a lot of them, are really tough ones to make. The closer that we grow to Him, the easier those decisions become! Everyday is a challenge because I like things that appeal to my senses. When those desires become more important than considering what He deems important, that will result in disappointment. See every desire lasts for a season. Then we have to search out the next gadget that appeals to our desires. Today we have the Ipad, Imac, and the list goes on and on. We have become such a technological world that our minds are always thinking. Thinking about things that aren't necessarily important in the scope of His kingdom. The more 'face time' we have with Him, the less likely we will be interested in things that are 'temporary fulfillment.' The goal is to become like Him and in order to do that, we have to understand Him! Take time with Him today and ask Him to show you what He deems important. Ask Him to change you one thought at a time! Luke 1:50-52 says, 'His mercy extends to those who fear Him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.'
Your brother in Christ,