Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Romans 12 - a thought for the day
There was a time in my life when I believed that I would be looking after more children, perhaps I would adopt a couple of children to fill my house. Life sure changes and I am looking after two young children. The funny thing is I don’t have the same patience and understanding I may have had when I was a younger mom, I also get irritated by the way the children act and behave. Nevertheless, they are two sweet young kids, growing up in a house with a step mom must be difficult for them too. I have strict laws and I keep them to it, I don’t let anyone get away with stuff that don’t suit me. So at the present time life is hard for them.
Currently I am focusing my life on Romans 12, Paul writes and tells the Christians to keep their minds focused on God. We need to keep our daily lives focused on God, you know your day-to-day living, your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life. Bringing this before the Lord and asking Him to sanctify it for you. We are asked not to become so well-adjusted to our culture that we actually fit into it without even thinking. Paul say we should fix our thoughts on the Lord so that we may change from within. All of these things are there to change our lives so that we may become mature people in God.
We live in pure grace as Paul puts it and we must not misinterpret ourselves as people who are bringing the goodness to God. No, God bring it all to us. Now we can only accurately understand ourselves by what God is and by what He does for us, not by what we are and what we do for Him.
Wow if I had to take my own life I feel that I would be falling short all the time, my temper and my temper tantrums keep me so busy I don’t think I can be a nice person. But when you look at me through God’s eyes you wouldn’t see me as I see myself, no you would be looking at me through God’s eyes. He loves me because He sent His only begotten son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for my sins. So that I may be saved. How awesome is that.
So here’s some food for thought ‘Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.’ Romans 12: 9 – 10 The Message.
Work hard and don’t burn out, keep yourselves fuelled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.
Bless you for reading my Blog today, may God bless you as you think about it. Take courage and good cheer. Live your life to the fullest and be all you can be as God wants you to be.
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