Tuesday, January 06, 2009
"Your promises and resolutions are like ropes of sand. You cannot control your thoughts, your impulses, your affections. The knowledge of your broken promises and forfeited pledges weakens your confidence in your own sincerity, but you need not despair. By yielding up the will to Christ we receive strength from above to hold us steadfast. A life of victory is possible to everyone who will unite his will to the will of God."(1)(emphasis mine)
"Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and truth"(2)(and he will keep you steadfast in your resolutions.)
"My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;"(3)
"Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way."(4)
"for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again"!(5)
There is power in the blood of Jesus Christ available to all who freely ask. How is this accomplished? read the following passages from the Holy Bible: Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 10: 8-10, and verse 13, Romans 12:1-2, John 3:16.
Put your faith and trust in Him and rely on Him to give you the victory over your temptations. He knows your needs intimately.
"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one."(6)(emphasis mine)
Since the Father is greater than all and Jesus Christ and the Father are one; cry out to Him. Open your heart to Him. Unite your will with His as revealed through His word(Bible) and he will answer your prayer. He not only has the power to save your soul from any man, but the power to give you victory over your temptations and to give you victory over death; eternal life.
"Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."(7)
KEEP YOUR FOCUS ON JESUS CHRIST, NOT ONLY THIS YEAR, BUT THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AND YOU WILL HAVE VICTORY IN THIS LIFE AND THE NEXT.
(1)Radiant Living,(Wildwood: GA, Family Heritage Books)p. 19.
(2)Joshua 24:14a KJV
(3)Psalm 57:7a NIV
(4)Psalm 44:18 KJV
(5)Proverbs 24:16a NIV
(6)John 10:27-30 KJV
(7)Psalm 37:4,5 KJV
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