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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Time to Change Your Appetite


 

The true meaning of a Christian life is receiving and displaying what you have received “the risen life of Christ. If you are having trouble showing forth the Christ life then might I suggest you are receiving the wrong life force?

The scripture; “Let a man examine himself to see if he is in the faith,” might apply here for it speaks to what and how you are eating. What are you feeding your soul and what does it take to satisfy your appetite?

There were many things to eat I didn’t care for when I was a small boy, but I acquired a taste for them when I became older.  By the same token there were things I enjoyed as a child I had to put away when I aged.

The same principle applies to the Christian life. There are things you could do as a sinner but now these things are incompatible with your new man status and you must give them up. If you are a victim of your old appetite then it is incumbent that you change your taste.

When Jesus said; “Let a man deny himself.”  Basically he was addressing “The lusts of the flesh which are not conducive to the Christ life being lived through you.”

If you are struggling to live the Christ life as you know you should then don’t grow faint for you are in the battle for your soul. Spiritual warfare demands you be strong in the lord and a change of appetite is the first step to becoming victorious in your quest.

Ephesians 6:10-18 are words of wisdom straight from GOD to you!

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,  against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

This post is shared at “Tell Me a True Story.”


 

3 comments:

  1. Thank you Robert for sharing with us at Tell me a Story. Appetite for the things of God will increase as the believer reaches for maturity in Christ. Your take was excellent.

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  2. Focusing on the Lord, day-by-day, is all we can do. The world is filled with sinfulness and most people think it's all OK! Breaks my heart. So, trusting Him and turning significantly to Him is all any of us can do in our lifetime. Thank you.

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