Many Christians have become discouraged as they try to live for God and find they have failed in some area. Some give up entirely. Others pretend to serve God while living in sin and excusing themselves by saying they simply cannot accomplish what the Bible says. Unbelievers are overwhelmed by the sacrifices believers make, the work to do, habits to change. They become so discouraged they do not even try.
By human power alone, we never could determine how to obtain eternal life or serve God rightly. But God meets our needs by giving us the means to know and believe the truth if we study the Word diligently with an honest and open heart. 2 Timothy 3:15-17 … “The Scriptures are inspired of God and able to make us wise to salvation. They are profitable to provide us to every good work.”
By human power alone we could never obtain forgiveness and become children of God. But God has made this power available to us. Serving God successfully is solely depending of the power of the Holy Spirit. His power has been given unto us be able to live right, the righteousness nature has been given unto us as a free gift and so we do not struggle to live right, we produce the fruits of right living because of the righteousness nature in us.
The Lord provides strength and power such that we are able to stand against the power of Satan. We can quench every one of his fiery darts (temptations and oppositions). This is not possible by human power, efforts and good works. Perhaps Satan can defeat us if we face him alone, but we can succeed and get rid of him by the power of God’s armor. Glory to God!
There is never any excuse for committing even one single sin. In practice we all commit sin, because we fail to use the weapons in 1 John 1:8, 10 properly. If we believe our human nature compels us to sin and nothing can be done about it, we are looking at human power when we should be looking at God’s power that has been made available in us.
We will surely lose, not just our lives, but our souls eternally unless we learn how to defeat Satan’s forces. God has provided armor that is guaranteed to defeat Satan, but we must learn to use it. It comes with a manual we must study – the Bible. Your local church is an institution that provides meetings and programs so we can learn to use the weapons. GRACE TO YOUR HEART!
*** PRAYER FOR THE DAY – Thank you dear Holy Spirit for helping see new and fresh ways to be a successful believer, I am committed to serving God rightly and responsible to be conscious to use the instruction manual and the weapon made available for me in Jesus Name, Amen.
*** CONFESSION OF THE DAY – I am fortified city and my growth in the Lord is continuous. I do not slide or drawback, my love for God is ever increasing and I improve in my attitude henceforth. God’s word develops my human spirit and I successful serve God is all conditions.
***QUOTES OF THE DAY –
[On Love] – Love is a noble act of self-giving, offering trust, faith, and loyalty. The more you love, the more you lose a part of yourself, yet you don’t become less of who you are; you end up being complete with your loved ones.
[On Life] – The only difference between a rich person and poor person is how they use their time
[On Success/Business] – The most successful people in life are the ones who ask questions. They’re always learning. They’re always growing. They’re always pushing.
SCRIPTURAL REFERENCE – 1 Peter 2: 22 – 23; Romans 8 : 31 – 39
ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Morning – Luke 10: 1 – 24; Evening – 1 Samuel 13, 14
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