I don’t know about you but I spent a good deal of my 20’s and 30’s dodging the Call God put on my life. I just wanted to be a “regular” person (whatever that means!) who didn’t swear and went to church on Sunday’s. Then when I was in my 40’s it switched to something like, “I do want to serve God, when I’m able or when I feel like it”. Well, that doesn’t go over well in the Kingdom, not to mention avoiding God’s call gets tiring. As a faith-filled believer I am challenged to stop looking to be excused, but to be excited for where I am being called!
This struggle is the battle against the power of sin. The power of sin encroaches on our true identity. On who God says I really am. Last week’s Word reminded me that God expects me to rule over sin. Mind blowing thought: It is not my “nature” to sin. I do, however, have the capacity and choice to rebel (yikes!). That means I hold myself accountable. If I don’t believe I have a choice of how I want to live, what hope would I have? Really! What hope would there be? For some reason I had bought into the “I was born sinful” (Have you ever said, “I’m just a sinner saved by grace”)? No! I was not born a sinner! Sin comes from the outside, so therefore, I do have a choice in what I think and do!
To be honest, for me it would be easier NOT to have a choice. Just tell me what to do and I’ll do that. But what kind of real relationship is that with Christ? I want to fully be who God says I am. And how will I find who I really am without laying before God so I can hear His truth over my life!
Our prayer closet is the most powerful place! In the prayer closet I can:
• Identify the lies
• Destroy them
• Recreate myself into the truth of who I am in Christ!
Sound good? I think so!
These thoughts of mine are from the weekend services at Zion’s River church! If you want the full meal deal go to our website http://www.zionsriver.com and click on the link for the entire sermon. Be blessed!!