An interesting comment during a discussion with another caller was ; No one is perfect and we need to be aware of our own faults. It throws up the question, ‘If you have 10 things on your list of virtues and you meet someone who meets 5 of these would you turn that person down, or is it a matter of compromise?’
Then there is the other question, how does one maintain your spirituality when faced with carnality?
Galatians 5:2 tells us;
“And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.”
Easier said than done?
“it is going to cost the natural in you everything, not something.” says Oswald Chambers.
Each of these heroes of faith–Moses, Elijah, Noah, Abraham, and David–found the key to returning to the strength of God. It has never changed from their day to ours. The key to moving from carnality to spirituality is confessing your sins.
“Beware of refusing to go to the funeral of your own independence.
The natural life is not spiritual, and it can only be made spiritual by sacrifice. It is not a question of praying, but of performing.” – Oswald Chambers.
Jesus has already paid the price for our life on the cross of Calvary with the ladder of upgrade to eternal life. That’s how precious we are and when we come to realise this, it will then encourage our self-worth and influence us in our choosing.
Again ‘It is not only a question of praying, but of performing!’ (O.C)
But it’s not easy O! Take it from a godly, strong, single, black, intelligent female:-)
Can you add to this?
Jesus Paid A Debt That He Did Not Owe
There’s never enough it seems, when we draw our pay.
And we spend what was meant for that rainy day.
But the love for money will not pay our bills.
It’s our love for Jesus, and because he climbed that hill.
Our Lord went up that hill, and freely gave all.
It was not for his sins, it was so we wouldn’t fall.
He could have said I’ve not sinned, and I will not go.
But he was nailed to a cross, for a debt he did not owe.
Jesus paid a debt that he did not owe.
For we owed a debt, that we could not pay.
While on the cross, our Lord’s blood did flow.
And he paid for our debts, on the hill that day.
We need to think of others, like the Lord thought of us.
By helping them along, we will earn their trust.
If Jesus hadn’t cared, and not went up the hill that day.
Then who would have paid the debts that we could not pay.
Written By Ken Ferguson – Copyright 1998
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