But before we jump on Israel’s back, let’s remember the last time we, Christian, forgot how good God was to us. I mean He got up on a cross to save us from OUR sins against Him. God MADE the way back to Him, made salvation a matter of faith, simple child-like faith, for us. Here’s where rubber meets the road; Can the unsaved people around us say that our God is the true and living God or a positive thinking guru with sugar daddy tendencies?
Here are four steps of true Bible Repentance: Humbling of Oneself, Praying, Seeking God’s Face, and Turning from ones evil ways. We can get deep as the ocean and high as the heavens with each one of these but they are so simple and that’s where we are going to go.
Here is where I know that God is the author of Bible because no man who start off with, ‘humble themselves’. Man original sin was pride, Genesis 3: 5, “God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall BE AS GODS, knowing good and evil.” This is pride in the raw. The devil throw a piece of bait that was already in man’s heart, to like God. The devil saw the same spirit in man that he had in himself. We can go all over the Bible and see where God brings down the prideful, God even thinks it’s an abomination to have a haughty and prideful look, Proverbs 6: 16, 17 and 16: 18.
No matter how you slice it humbling yourself means to bring yourself under someone else’s authority. When we humble ourselves under God’s Sovereignty we are telling Him that His Will is best for us. One definition for humble is to be vanquished, this means to overcome in a battle or to come under mastery. This is our will being overcome and mastered by God, the Lord and Master of all.
Pray, without getting to deep; How can you know the Will of God if you don’t talk to Him? As I write article the Lord is convicting me about my Prayer Life. I have some good excuses about why my Prayer Life has been lacking but for the same reasons why are the reasons why I should be doubling up on my prayers. I have been asking God what’s going on but going back to get an answer. Not because I don’t want to know the answer but just plain laziness. I have gone to the Throne of Grace is some help in times of need and have thanked Him for His unmerited divine assistance but that’s about it. I have hit the altar at church but for someone in my position that is just not enough.
Lord, forgive me for not using the Way you gave me to commune with you. You stepped out of eternity into sinful flesh and allow us to nail you that old rugged cross for redemption sake. Lord you called me out of darkness into Your Light to give Your Word and because of some trifling little trials that You had Your Righteous Hand all over I have allowed them to hang my head in defeat. Lord, You are the Overcomer, Victory is in You, the Move of the Holy Spirit is in Christ. Lord, I use these time to reconnect my faith in You, in Christ. I give You, LORD God, all the Glory and all the Praise, in the name Jesus, my Lord, my Saviour, Lover of my soul. Amen.
To be Continued