Continuing with some previous thoughts.
Remember that when you became a Christian: YOU CHANGED. Something happened. Your spirit came alive to the things of God. Easy really. Or maybe that was just the choice. The daily management of that choice is where the battle lays. Being lead by your flesh or being led by the spirit.
Paul wrote in Galatians 5:25 ‘keep in step with the spirit’. Maybe its like the spirit that is alive in you is calling you forward into the things of God but the flesh is holding you back. Sometimes I feel like I’m playing catch up with what God has for me.
What can I do to make sure I keep in step with the spirit? To tip into the things of God?
Remember whose KINGDOM you are in
We know we are part of God’s kingdom. We have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. A transfer price paid through Jesus.
Why do live some days as if we have forgotten this?
Why do we try & fit God into our kingdoms instead of remembering that we are in His?
Knowing whose Kingdom you are in creates confidence. It brings assurance. It’s why David could stand in front of Goliath and tell him that he was ‘going down’.
Let go off ME
Read this ‘I cannot embrace the Kingdom of God if my arms of full of ME’.
We want all that God has for us but we are too consumed with getting everything we want. You can’t have both. We cannot pursue our dreams and God’s dreams at the same time.
Letting go of ME makes space for God to move. It’s scary. It’s not easy. But a rush. What an adventure.
This is the tough one.
We repent. We turn away from our old life.
We get on with life.
We then turn round and go back to the old life. [Or is that just me]
Maybe repentance is a one-off. I would like to suggest that we need to repent more often.
We need to repent…
…of our lack of desire
…of turning back
…of allowing ‘others’ to cut in on us while we run the race
…of thinking the pursuit of our dreams & Jesus can live in harmony when that’s impossible
…for saying we seek first the kingdom of God as in Matthew 6:33 but then not fully trusting God to fulfill it
Keep in step with the spirit…
…remember whose Kingdom you are in
…let go of ME
Let’s see what difference it might make.