"Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself]. And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever." ~1 John 2:15-17 (Amplified Bible)
I am greatly humbled... I am thankful that I listen to the nudges and work to let go of prideful responses... often I want to shake people, but the LORD reminds me that I would be one of the ones I would like to shake on many occasion. We are all on a journey. We have to learn to respond as Christ would respond, love as He loves, live as He lived and refute the ways of the world. I am thankful for my journey which gives me insight through the journey of so many others. I am grateful that I am wrong and can be corrected; that I am misguided by the flesh and corrected by the Spirit. To God be the glory.
You are cherished, so much so, our God suffered through the flesh, experienced life here on earth; he laughed, cried, mourned, prayed and believed in the plan of salvation and died a horrendous and unthinkably painful death to show us life for us comes from the ultimate love.
It is our goal to do what God desires for our lives. When we truly live for Him, His desires are our desires – and all is well.
Let your life be guided by God's promises, not your emotions. Let your words be a testimony, not a hindrance. Use your beautiful words, they're in there, LET THEM OUT...
"Give thanks to the God of heaven. His faithful love endures forever."~ Psalm 136:26 (New Living Translation)
Submit to the LORD... cry out to Jesus, ask for the strength and courage and persistence of the Holy Spirit. Keep fighting... believe it or not, we all have obstacles we have to overcome. This is a hindered and horrible world, and the flesh really sucks the life out of us. I am praying for you... keep fighting.
We all have challenges in this life. We all have obstacles and road blocks. It is those of us who trust in the LORD that get through them. With this said, it's not always easy, in fact it's rarely easy, but it is so worth it to trust God, hear God and believe that His promises are REAL AND JUST FOR US.
“Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.” ~Psalm 97:11 (New International Version)
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