I am writing to encourage you who have responded to the call of Christ. Whether you’re a follower or believer it doesn’t matter, my prayer applies to you both.
Its good to be reminded about what God did and continues to do for us who are part of the body of Christ. Romans 5:8 says that While were still sinners, Christ died for us.
God made us alive with Christ!
You may not feel very alive right at this moment or you may even feel far from Christ. Come back, make that choice to believe the truth which has been presented to you in his word. Not only are you alive with Christ, you have been called free. I pray that with this freedom you will make good choices to serve others in love instead of using your freedom to entertain the flesh. ( Galatians 5:13).
One of the awesome things about being the church is that we have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit. Our comforter & advocate, who helps us navigate the Christian Journey. In the book of John chapter 14: 26 Jesus says that the Holy Spirit will teach and remind us . Not just any teacher and not just some half hearted help available to us. But we have a role to play as well.
We have new life, have been given freedom and have a teacher sent by God who is with us 24/7
Let us be reminded that the flesh, that part of us that is not renewed, wants nothing to do with what the Spirit wants and the Holy Spirit doesn’t want what the flesh wants. Lets just be honest with ourselves, they are at war with each other. Therefore we must choose my friend. My prayer for you today is that you will choose to walk by the spirit, that is to keep in step with Spirit (Galatians 5:25) that has been given to you. It’s the acts of the flesh which last for a moment and leave you feeling (Galatians 5:19-21) disconnected vs the fruit of Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) which changes the game for good and is under grace and not the law.
My hope is that you will pray this prayer and be strengthened as you head into the new week. That you will remind yourself daily of the Gospel and in all circumstances be thankful for the freedom in Christ that you have. Whatever is in store for you over the next 7 days I pray that you will engage with your faith, Jesus, the bible and your spiritual disciplines differently, with more passion and confidence.
Galatians 6: 9-10 in the MSG says – So lets not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.
Thanks for reading and as always, if you have found anything helpful from this prayer, I encourage you to leave a comment or to share it with people that you think could benefit.