I mentor several women as well as do prison ministry, I’m constantly being asked, “why do I keep winding up here?” “Why can’t I seem to make the right choices?” These are legitimate questions am I asked almost every week. These ladies are trying to kick addictions and destructive behaviors and find themselves defeated. I ask them, “How are you and Jesus?” They respond, “Well, I try to go to church or I’m trying to read the Bible.”
Friends, are you facing the same burdens, the same situations in your life? It may not be drug addiction but the same applies to excessive shopping, gossip, weight issues, over scheduling, worry and fear. I’m asking you sweet sisters do you really want to break free from the bondage of sin? Let’s expose Satan’s lies and shine the truth of God’s word on these questions.
In Hosea 4:6 you priests refuse to know me, I refuse to recognize you as my priests. Since you have forgotten the laws of your God, I will forget to bless your children. Basically stated My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me. Ask yourself this very important question, do you really KNOW God. I’m talking a close personal relationship. Do you know His voice my friend?
John 1:5 This is the message we heard from Jesus[c] and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. 6 So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. 7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.
John 1:5 has the answer to those questions that I keep getting asked. We cannot go on living with even part of our old man. There is no room for fence walking in God’s kingdom. We must must must not walk in darkness. Check this out John 1:6 Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.
Is this you? Are you living life as Jesus did. Have you humbly submitted yourself to the master that you claim to have accepted as your personal savior? Are you walking this out daily?
God commands us Do Not Love This World John 1:15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.
This is powerful stuff and it is true. Our God expects us to follow these commands. I challenge you to live as Jesus did. Listen, this is not a trial run, there is only one life we have to live and if we call Jesus Savior then we have to make Him our Master and follow him and his commands. Give Him your life and allow Him to work in you and out in you as He wills. Amen.