MARCH 20, 2018
Many people, when they get born again, sit back and wait for a thundering voice from Heaven to come down and give them divine instructions for their life. God does not speak to people like that today. We have the Holy Spirit of God on the inside of us that speaks to our inner being. Once you become a child of God you have to learn His voice and recognize when God is speaking to you. God starts to teach and communicate with His children right away, but if you don’t recognize His voice above the other voices in your life you will follow the wrong voice. All of God’s children are capable of hearing from God continually. If your not hearing Him clearly, that just means you are not walking close enough to Him. That means you have too many ungodly distractions in your life that YOU NEED to choose to eliminate and walk away from. John 10:27, “My sheep recognize my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” Even if you are having a hard time recognizing and hearing God’s inner voice to YOU, you can still be instructed and directed by Him through His written word, the Bible. God has the same basic instructions for everyone of His children. Since God is LOVE, everything He calls us to do from this point on as His children is rooted and grounded in TRUE AGAPE LOVE. Your work, your charity, your friends and relationships, your recreation, your worship and existence is all from the foundation of TRUE AGAPE LOVE. God says for us to love Him with all our heart and soul. He already loves us with all His heart and soul. He already vows and promises that He is committed to us for life no matter what. He promises He will take care of us and provide for us all the requirements we need to sustain a happy, well enjoyable life. He already promises that after we become His children NOTHING CAN SEPARATE His love from us. You have the ability to recognize true love and return that same love to God and people no matter what. 2 Corinthians 6:13,”I am talking to you now as if you truly were my very own children. Open your hearts to us! Return our love!” As a new Christian, start reading the bible as if it were written directly to you. The bible IS GOD’S WORD TO YOU. The bible is His daily instruction to you. Whatever you read in the word, discipline your thoughts, words, and actions to align with it. God says IF YOU LOVE HIM then do whatever He says. John 14:15 “If you love me, obey me. If you don’t read His word you won’t know what He wants from you. He tells you what kind of friends and relationships to have in your life. He instructs you in business, money and careers. He instructs you how to have a good loving family. He tells you how to raise your children. He tells you how to handle opposition and those living outside the family of God. All of the answers in life are already written in the bible. Deuteronomy 10:12-13, “…what do you think God expects from you? Just this: Live in his presence in holy reverence, follow the road he sets out for you, love him, serve God, your God, with everything you have in you, obey the commandments and regulations of God that I’m commanding you today—live a good life. So cut away the thick calluses from your heart and stop being so willfully hardheaded. God, your God, is the God of all gods, he’s the Master of all masters, a God immense and powerful and awesome.”
As a Christian, it’s hard to separate yourself from the influence of the world. Thats part of growing up spiritually though. We are in this world, but we are not suppose to act like the world and try to be friends with it. If you feel you must have the approval and admiration of people then you are never going to be able to have full approval from God. It’s a sign of immaturity when you don’t have the courage to stand up for the ways of God and obey the bible.
Galatians 1:10, “You can see that I am not trying to please you by sweet talk and flattery; no, I am trying to please God. If I were still trying to please men I could not be Christ’s servant.”
God tests our maturity level at certain periods in our life. Especially if He has a particular assignment or call for you that requires a particular maturity. If you fail the test, you get corrected and/or disciplined and then you take the test again and again until you pass. God will not allow you to progress in life until you learn and prove you’re mature enough to handle the success. His discipline means He loves you, not that He is mean and doesn’t like you. Trust that God always has your best interest at heart.
Hebrews 12:5-12, “And have you quite forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you, his child? He said, “My son, don’t be angry when the Lord punishes you. Don’t be discouraged when he has to show you where you are wrong. For when he punishes you, it proves that he loves you. When he whips you, it proves you are really his child. Let God train you, for he is doing what any loving father does for his children. Whoever heard of a son who was never corrected? If God doesn’t punish you when you need it, as other fathers punish their sons, then it means that you aren’t really God’s son at all—that you don’t really belong in his family. Since we respect our fathers here on earth, though they punish us, should we not all the more cheerfully submit to God’s training so that we can begin really to live? Our earthly fathers trained us for a few brief years, doing the best for us that they knew how, but God’s correction is always right and for our best good, that we may share his holiness. Being punished isn’t enjoyable while it is happening—it hurts! But afterwards we can see the result, a quiet growth in grace and character.”
God doesn’t stop loving us, but He expects us to conduct ourselves in a biblical manner and learn to make choices in our everyday lives that are with the intentions of pleasing Him not people. If we are walking closely with God and making those choices, then you will definitely not please people in the world because God and the world are opposite. Jesus was absolutely perfect but the world hated Him and ended up killing Him. Jesus said if they hated Him they will definitely hate us too.
Don’t be upset that the world does not like you or agree with any of your decisions. In fact you should expect opposition from the world. If you are following God closely, the ungodly associates in your life will probably be offended by you. If they are not offended by you, you might want to check yourself and make sure you are not acting too much like your ungodly friends. Don’t spend your life trying to please people. Follow the path that God has for you in life. Much of that path, might be a walk that only you and God make together.
If you love God and want to please Him just do whatever He tells you to do even if no one else supports you or likes you. If you follow God the right people will be drawn to you that God wants in your life. Thats really all that matters. You have to be mature enough and bold enough to walk away from all other distractions and people who are not within the family of God.
John 14:23-24, “Jesus replied, “Because I will only reveal myself to those who love me and obey me. The Father will love them too, and we will come to them and live with them. Anyone who doesn’t obey me doesn’t love me. And remember, I am not making up this answer to your question! It is the answer given by the Father who sent me.”
Matthew 22;37-39, “Jesus replied, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second most important is similar: ‘Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself.’
The only way you will be capable to love God at the level He requires is if you are a born again Christian. If you would like to make that choice then repeat this prayer.
PRAY THIS PRAYER:
“Jesus I am a sinner. Save me, help me, I need you. I know You died on the cross for my sins, rose from the dead and now live at the right hand of God. I know that you shed your blood and sacrificed your life JUST FOR ME. I choose to live my life according to Your Word, the Bible. Thank you for saving me. Thank you for writing my name down in the Lambs book of Life. Jesus I receive you as Lord and Savior of my life forever. In Jesus name, Amen.”
Congratulations you are now ready to meet Jesus face to face and express His love to everyone in your life!! Please read this website for a more in depth study of the end times and your new life as a Christian.
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Read your bible today with this wisdom in mind, that LOVE NEVER FAILS. Especially the book of John. You will see that is the whole foundation of the Christian life. God Bless!!