This week we focus on guarding our hearts and minds, so that what we think, believe and ponder on remains fixed on that which lines up with the very Word of the Living God Almighty. Else, we permit evil circumstances to come against us each day, regardless of our knowledge or ignorance of these principles. Worse, we question or even blame our Heavenly Father on how he could have allowed us to have such a bad day!
To understand the rest of God, we have to first take hold of some of the blessings stemming from God’s love and His grace (undeserved favor) for us.
This week we look at God’s Grace. God is love, and so it is the love of the Great Jehovah for His creation, that reveals itself through His grace (undeserved favor) and mercy (withholding of deserved punishment). All of humanity gets to choose whether to love God in return, receive the undeserved free gift of salvation.
Jesus prayed to his Father about the two criminals on the cross each side of his as recorded in Luke 23:34 “And Jesus prayed, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” They were criminals who had done something wrong, but Jesus asked his Father to forgive them anyway, because they “know not what they do.”
We take a different path this week and focus on praying for the brokenhearted among you. This, while remembering who we are in Christ, and who has paid a price for us. That same LORD and Savior deeply cares for you and your heart and wants to heal it. Shall we allow him and open the door of our heart to Him?
This week we look at the basics of what happened when you became saved, and what we still need to do. The understanding of the importance about meditating on the Word of God in order to be truly transformed.
Catrice begins to explore the distinction between being a fan and a follower of Christ Jesus. The critical importance it is for all believers to examine themselves frequently to ensure they are true followers of Christ, rather than being only a fan of Jesus, spectating from the side with a ‘Christian’ label, falsely believing they are ‘meeting all the requirements’
Few enter the narrow gate that leads to life, but many enter through the wider gate and the broader and spacious way that leads to destruction (see Matthew 7:13-14).
The importance of setting our minds and keeping them set on what is above, and not on the earth. How it is critical for believers to kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desires that lurk in our members.
In part 2, we explore the topic of having a Sin Consciousness versus a Righteousness Consciousness, and how this can negatively impact your walk with the Lord.