The Tough Reality of it! In His Word 3-18-2024


The Tough Reality of it! In His Word 3-18-2024

People sometimes think that becoming a Christian means everything will get easy. There will be no worry, or struggles, no crying, no pain. Well, I want to give you a heads-up today; these things will come but not in the world we live in today! Even so we must attempt to follow the rules that God gave us, when we do His commands in the way which He has given us to do them we can do it! Jesus sent us the Helper, the Holy Spirit, to guide us in the Way. He shows us how to live in peace, love, and hope even during times of worry, struggles or pain. He helps us make it through the rough patches with our heads lifted high looking to Jesus knowing it will indeed get better, in His time and knowing that He will indeed walk with us through it.  We can read about how Jesus stood there with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace. They walked out of it unscathed! That is how the Holy Spirit walks with us through our troubles.

He also wants us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. How do you love yourself? I clean, clothe and feed myself. I care what I eat and don’t allow myself to just eat old moldy bread, so I would not pass that on to my neighbors.

So, who is my neighbor? Not just the Martinez family , but really anyone around me can be my neighbor, and I should treat them with the same kindness as I expect from them.  According to 365 Days in His love by Teresa Wilson ‘Anyone who is in need, or not. Anyone whom we meet , or see, or walk by, or shop near, or talk to. These are our neighbors. The poor, the sick, the hungry, the  homeless, the addict, the rich, the strong, the weak.  Look around you, the rich or poor are your neighbors. Love them, with His love.’

John 15:9 tells us to live on in His love by loving others as God the Father has loved us. He loved us by removing the debt of our sins by giving us Jesus as our sacrifice for them. We do not owe anything for our sins because Jesus took on that debt and paid it in full! We can show mercy, and walk in His mercy in order to show that love to one another.

How ever we read the verse it will tell us to live and love like Jesus did, and does!

Just do it! Get right with God and walk in His truth. Walk in His promises they say! Today I want to tell us all we need to wake up like the scripture below says, our salvation is nearer than when we first believed! We need to walk in a way that people will know we are with Jesus. The love of God needs to exude from within our  body, soul and spirit!

Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.  For the commandments say, “You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet.” These—and other such commandments—are summed up in this one commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.

This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.  The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So, remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy.  Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires. Romans 13:8-14

Stop walking in the world and claiming that you are following God. He will not put you in worldly places, or situations if you are following Him. He does not hand you the beer when you know better than drinking it! Yes I said that!

We need to get real my friends, we need to walk right. We need to talk right, dress right, live right in the eyes of God. He gave us the best model to follow. Why would we want to live as less when He has made us more?

Heavenly Father, help us to walk like You, to talk like You, and to give mercy like You today. Put blinders on us to keep us from the things that would pull us away from you, open our eyes to see Your truth, Your way, and Your light to walk in it and share the love of God with others, in Jesus’ name.