I thank God for each of you and "Spiritual Growth for Women Ministry". May God continue to bless you and your family.
(1Cor. 15:33-34) Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character. Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God, I say this to your shame.
I have heard someone say that they were a Christian but were not practicing at the moment. What does that mean? Not practicing. In my opinion, it simply means that they consider themselves to be a Christian, but at the moment they are just doing their own thing. And whenever they decided to be practicing Christians again, then they will ultimately have to change there behavior. It's not just Christians, I have heard someone tell me that they spouse was Muslim, but not practicing at the time. I just don't understand how that works. The only thing that I can think of is that they believe that they have a choice on when to glorify God and when not to glorify God. Now are you a Christian on Sunday and Monday through Friday you allow the enemy to have free reign over your life?
Woman of God, don't be misled, if you are keeping company with Satan Monday through Saturday, he is still with you on Sunday. As I stated before, the devil will go with you to church. Only in the movies, is he afraid of churches. He does not care about you attended church services once a week, because he knows you are his the rest of the days. You cannot play both sides of the fence, you have to make a conscience discussion to either follow Christ or Satan. Suppose Christ comes back on a Tuesday, I guess that will leave you out of the Kingdom of Heaven. I don't mean to sound so harsh but sometimes reality is very harsh. I want you to be free from the wiles of the devil and claim to be a Christian every day of the week. I also want you to understand that being a Christian is not a religion, it is an action word. Simply meaning to be Christ-like, or at least striving towards that goals on a daily basis. I understand that sin is in the world and we are all sinners in the eyes of God, but we can at least strive towards perfection.
If you are not going to strive to be Christ-like seven days a week than please don't make matters worst by saying, you are a Christian, but not practicing at the moment, it makes us practicing Christians look bad. I am not going to apologize if I have offended someone today, that just means that you are on the right track in deciding to be a practicing Christian. If you are totally committed to God than He is totally committed to keeping you His. Jesus says, He doesn't want to leave not one sheep behind, you are His sheep and He wants you. Make a choice, determine to strive to be more like Christ on a daily basis. Try to keep company with people that have the same goal as you do, when it comes to Christianity. If possible, attend church more than once a week and always read the Word of God. This will no doubt keep you on the right track. It may be time for you to change people, places, and things in your life. If you have strayed away from the Lord, let's make today a day of restoration. Rededicate your life to Christ, He's waiting for you. LET US PRAY!
Heavenly Father, I give you praise on today and I thank you for loving me. Lord, remove anything from me that you can't use for your glory. Lord, I don't want to just practice to be more like you but I want to strive towards perfection. Forgive me Lord if I have not presented myself to be a child of God, in Jesus name, Amen.