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Saturday, April 23, 2011

MY BAG



I would like for you to visualize a large paper bag to put groceries in and put on it the words “all things that pertain to my Christianity.”

Now again, visualize everything concerning your Christianity is in the bag, salvation, your ministry gift, your prayer life and so on. If you have been a Christian very long your bag should be full, but with everything jammed together it is hard to keep all things in view.

Now see yourself emptying your bag on the bed and separating each thing into its proper category, making some sense out of your Christian experience, the big picture. This is a large task and may take some time but in the end it will put order in your life.

2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best (study) to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

Don’t confuse the gift of salvation with your works or service.

Never allow failings to separate you from GOD’S love, don’t let your thought of your future in heaven keeps you from living your life to the fullest today. All things can work together when they are in order.

There is something I heard and that was; GOD views the world through your eyes, and while I know GOD isn’t limited to my eyes, the indwelling HOLY SPIRIT is viewing the same things that I see. He is able to guide me through the maze of life’s confusion.

Partner up with HIM and know HE is the helper sent from heaven to you.

People stumble through life trying to get some help from drugs or deviant life styles, but they were not designed to function that way.

Jesus knew that we Christians would screw up our Christian life without some help from above, so the HOLY SPIRIT is his answer to that problem, but He is limited by a disordered life.

Paul was telling Timothy keep his life in order, to do the do and don’t do the don’t do.

Think about it, there are absolutely no don’t do that you can’t do without and be better off without it. The pain of being denied a don’t do will soon subside if you let it.

Perhaps we need a second bag labeled non Christian and as we sort through the stuff on the bed there may be some things that needs to be put in that bag, and left there.

Becoming spiritually minded is necessary for a successful life. Think like this; when I go to bed, the SPIRIT of GOD goes to bed, when I get up, HE gets up, when I work, He works. But when I sin he draws the line and separation happens and fellowship is broken. It is called grieving the Holy Spirit.

There is nothing sadder than those who love one another not to be on speaking terms. There is one who sticks closer than a brother and that is the SPIRIT of Christ. Do the do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CICkCma74I

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