In order to move forward, someone has to start over daily. To start over daily, one must prepare, for spiritual war. The smarted thing to do first, pray for safety, for you, family, and anyone, in the world, that might need covering. It’s time to wake up, and realize that unless we are prepared to engage in spiritual battles daily. The enemy will find a way to infiltrate, that is what he does. The next thing someone needs, to do, in their everyday, morning devotion is crucify their flesh, by asking Jesus to guide their day and take over. Then someone always needs to renew their mind. The word says that we have the mind of Christ, this is why we want Him in charge. This is a daily goal of mine, although, it’s not as easy as it sounds, for me. When you get saved, He saves you, and you agree to live for Him. Some believe that once someone is saved they are always saved. If that person has grieved the spirit of God, it leaves until we repent. Think about that a second It grieves Him because it hurts Him. This should be enough to stop someone, if they stop and consider the sacrifice made for us. I feel as though, we are in breech of contract, because agreeing to live for Him, means doing what, his Word says. I would hate to have hurt someone that has done so much for me, and not have talked to Him about it. We are never promised tomorrow, and it is time that His people realize, there are false teachers, just like the word says there will be. Think about it this way, if the pastor tells the whole congregation to repent, or they are going to hell, they are less likely to donate. Here is a verse to back it up Matthew 7:21 not everyone who calls me their Lord, will get in to the kingdom of heaven. Only the ones who obey my Father in heaven will get in.
Romans 12:1. Dear friends,God is good so I beg you to offer your bodies to Him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That’s the most sensible way to serve God. 2.Dont be like the people of the world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to Him.
The next step is Gods armor, I believe it is very important for each person to realize, without it, there may be battles just up the road, and if you don’t suit up, you may be defenseless, against surprise attacks. Don’t be surprised, be prepared and the enemy will scatter.
This is why bad habits are the first thing someone should focus on beating. If someone wants to please the Lord, and not hurt Him. I am more focused, on the goal than I have ever been. I pray that every person reading, has made these decisions too.