Saturday, July 7, 2012

Evil is Always Present

I am so fickle!

You know, it's a great deal easier to keep the mind stayed on Christ and have peace when you are not in the midst of stress.

Over the weekend, I can recharge and set my mind on Christ and have peace, yet when I get back to work, it is very hard to keep my mind stayed on Him and to keep myself from getting angry and totally forgetting what it really is that I desire. When I get home, the Spirit makes His desires aware to me, to abstain from sin.

Understand me. I do not have feelings of guilt, but a strong desire to be free and to live free. I want to speak good things to people and use my words to build up, not to tear down. I want to be free from the fear of men.

"When I want to do good, evil lies close at hand."

I want the goodness of Christ to be shown in me toward others at work. It's an incessant, uphill battle, as it is for all believers.

That is why it is written to us, "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus".

The renewal of our minds is so crucial for us to live free from fear, sin and unbelief.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

It's currently on my heart to pray for certain persons who have left healthy doctrine for error and false teaching. It somewhat grieves me when I think of these who began in grace but then became over-excited, if you will, and ran on ahead of the teachings of Christ, giving into philosophy and human reasoning. I don't feel it worth mentioning the false teachings themselves, just that the Lord has laid it on my heart to pray for them.