Sunday, October 31, 2010

Romans 6:1

"What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?" - Romans 6:1

Who said anything about sin increasing the grace God gives to you? Your sin can be whipped clean but don't continue in it because you now have a clean slate. Instead, remember that you cannot serve two masters. You either serve the sin or God. It's either to sin or to God.

Either way you cannot serve sin and be happy. You will continue to want to fill the ache in you that the sine cannot fill. However, serving God fills that ache. It's like you were made to need Him, to be apart of who and what He is. But cannot turn to God only when it's good for you. There will be times where you have to change because God demands change. A human being staying as is, is a being outside the will of God. Personal growth and character is needed no matter if you think you need it or not.

Making a change...

I've been thinking about changing a lot. About the change I want to see in my life, in my family, in my country, etc.

I've realized that when you make a change in your life and you go back to what you once knew or was, you see things as though nothing as changed. How sad is that? I don't want to be waiting for life to catch up to the change God has been working through me. I want life to change with me. I want my friends and family to change and develop as they draw closer to God. I realize however that you cannot force change, but you can be the person who seeks for that change.

Recently reading in Luke 6:46-49 about the person who follow what the Lord says is someone who digs deep and lays a foundation for his house.

Being a Christian isn't easy. Deciding you want a relationship with God isn't something to take lightly. If you only listen but don't practice the Word, you're a fake. A relationship with God is just like any other relationship. You have to talk to that person, spend time with them and do things you might not enjoy. You sacrifice yourself when you have God as your Savior. You realize that there is someone bigger and more capable than you out there.

Asking Jesus to turn your life around is only the first step. If you don't follow his Word and try to dig that foundation, you are not as "saved" as you think you are.

"Saved" is such a Christian term. To me it's acknowledging that you cannot do life alone and that you need someone else, someone who is bigger than you like God, to be there with you in life. he requires change in your life. Change requires you to examine yourself and realize which parts are still you and which are God's. Working with God to lay a solid and deep foundation isn't an easy step. However, when life has a storm, you'll have something stronger to hold on to.

Sometime God uses the people around you to speak into your life and annoy you about how ugly your life is. These people could be your parents, your sister, your best friend or a random strange. Or it could be God, that inner voice that just won't go away telling you that you need to make some changes and it's not going to be easy.

Making a change is never easy but it is possible.