The Weight Of Being A Christian
The weight of being a Christian is our flesh. We have to lug it around until we die and go to be with Christ or until He returns for us. Praise the Lord that He carries us all the while we carry our flesh. I have some questions for myself and for you. The answer to all of them is the fact that we are saddled with our flesh.Why am I not a better Christian?
Why am I not closer to the Lord?
Why am I not wiser?
Why am I not more fruitful?
Why am I not more obedient to the Lord?
Why am I not always filled with the Spirit?
Why am I not more content?
Why am I not more joyful?
Why do I fear God*s will?
Why do I want my own way?
Why do I forget His goodness?
Why do I forget that He knows best?
Why do I forget that He loves me?
Why do I forget that He is all-powerful?
Why am I so often proud?
Why am I so often distracted by Satan?
2 Corinthians 4:7: But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
Our earthen vessels (our flesh) are the enemies of God. We have a battle to fight with our flesh in every decision we make and every step we take until the Lord gives us the complete victory.
Romans 8:7: Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Romans 7:24-25: O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
1 Corinthians 15:57: But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Almighty God, please bring me back quickly into your will every time I get out of it. Please don*t let my flesh prevent or delay your will. Thank you for your over-arching power and your guarantee of victory over this and every enemy.
Care to discuss The Weight Of Being A Christian with Ron?