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Hiding the Word

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Psalms 119:11).
I probably memorized this verse when I was 5 years old, and I still remember it after all this time. You see, in all our imperfections, we need a higher authority to consult with, not a manual of instructions, but a personal and keen guide, who treats every situation in uniqueness. This promise was given to Moses, when it was apparent that a breach of the covenant was eminent. The word of God is powerful, not one word is wasted or misplaced-read it, memorize it, hide it in your heart. “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12).

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Who are you Fighting?

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12).
It is essentially pointless when one is continually caught up in physical battles, all in trying to accomplish a christian goal. Your enemy is not your fellow man, but other beings who are always bent on causing conflict between you and others. Go to the source of the problem, your spiritual enemy, and confront him. The book of Ephesians delivers this message effectively. Always remember that Christianity is largely spiritual. Other aspects may manifest themselves as physical, but that’s just a mask on their true identity. So walk in the Spirit…

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Just as you are…

Have you ever wondered what the hymn ‘just as I am’ really implies? The message in it describes a person who knows clearly that He is bad to the bone. But that’s not what the focus is on, its the fact that we are called by Him, regardless of our shortcomings and dark personalities, all you have to do is come. Whatever requirement you think you should meet before you approach Jesus is rendered inadmissible. Just Come…”The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” (Revelation 22:17).

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Life coach

Not that I’m am expert, but I wonder why a lot of Christians seem lost most of the time, like one who awaits delayed instructions, like one who is uncertain of what he got himself into, one who is easily swayed by strange doctrines and arguments, one who carry their confidence in what another say. The Bible has a word for you-“For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” (2 Timothy 4:3). You should be concerned if you don’t test everything you hear-“Test everything. Hold on to the good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21).
There are so many teachings that are not beneficial, and you should be able to discern what is appropriate for your growth, because at the end of the day, you should be able to bear fruit, and moreso. So what does the confused Christian do? How can he avoid many unnecessary teachings and focus on what God intends? The answer is nothing new-“As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit- just as it has taught you, remain in him.” (1 John 2:27).
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you.” (John 16:13-14). The Holy Spirit, the only Life Coach you need, the only one who personally knows exactly what you need…so walk in the spirit…

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Free

What is freedom? What does it mean to be liberated? “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1).
Slavery? What slavery? “Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:35-36). Freedom is not the right to do what we want, it’s the right to do what is right-
“You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.” (Galatians 5:13). Pretty awesome, huh?

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Pure

“Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22).
The quickest and most popular definition of pure is associated with cleanliness, holiness, a good heart and a hoard of other good and unadulterated things.
What we miss out on this description in what it really implies is an undivided heart, one whose focus is not on two things, but on one-pure.
“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm- neither hot nor cold- I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16).
“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other….” (Matthew 6:24).

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All these things

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33).

There is no cause to worry, our objective has been laid bare: seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness…”and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ- the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.” (Philippians 3:9).
The thing is, the moment you have faith in Jesus, not only are your worldly affairs taken care of, everything around you loses value in comparison to knowing Jesus Christ. To that effect, your primary goal becomes working towards understanding what God’s will is…”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). All these things which seek to get your attention do not become unimportant, or unnecessary, no, you just cease to worry about them-“Cast all your anxiety on him because HE CARES for you.” (1 Peter 5:7).