Saturday, July 11, 2009

Be Transformed, Seek, Strive

Once we accept Jesus Christ we are transformed, new, shaped and molded into His image. We leave our desires and temptations of this world no longer rule our lives. These distractions are still in our lives trying to disrupt our focus and our purpose, but they no longer are what we strive for. We strive to please, gain knowledge, and grow closer to our savior Jesus Christ.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is his good, pleasing, and perfect will. " ~ Romans 12:2

So now seek the kingdom of Christ 1st and foremost, before and above all. When this is done you can be assured that Jesus will take care of the other parts of your life and supply you with what is needed. No longer store your heart with treasures of this earth for they are only temporal items, but seek and strive for the joy and greatness of the treasures of heaven. "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Luke 12:32-34)

Know that where your eyes are your heart will follow. When your eyes are focused on the kingdom and love of Christ your heart will be there also. But when your eyes see money, lust, material possessions, then your heart will be there as well. "Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body is also full of that light. But when they are bad, your body is also full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness." (Luke 11:34-35)

Remember to put to use what you learn at bible studies, in church, in your alone time with Christ. Let what you learn be put to use to spread the glory and love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Apply what you learn to everything you do, it is one of Satan's greatest joy's to see Christians learn from bible studies and church to only forget what they have learned once they leave.

Seek, Strive, and Be Transformed by God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit

Saturday, July 4, 2009


I have put this verse to memorization and find that I often do not include all people into my community.

"Here there are no, Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncirumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all and is in all." - Colossians 3:11

This is speaking to what the community of Christ looks like. In the community of Christ there are no labels, there are no generalizations, there are no stereotypes. CHRIST IS ALL, regardless of race, or background, or beliefs. This is the type of community I am striving to live in, a community where the love of Christ prevails.