THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Sometimes I wonder about doctors and lawyers who call what they do "practice!"
1 Cor 6:14
And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
I WAS a sinner.
God, in His mercy and love:
Called, Convicted, Convinced and Converted me.
Does that make me better than anyone else?
For, you see, I am STILL a sinner!
Rom. 3:23 says, "ALL have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
That excludes NO ONE!
That includes EVERYONE!
The only difference between a lost person and a saved person is the manner in which they put one foot in front of the other.
One does so in FAITH; COMPELLED by the Spirit of God.
The other does so by will and emotions; which is of SELF.
So, I'm glad to be called a "Christian!"
Because of Christ's "power," I am "raised" to fighting AGAINST sin rather than constantly living IN sin!
I'm not elevated; I'm surrendered!
Because, you see, even the BEST of us are no better than the WORST of us!
Sometimes Christians don't look and act like Christians.
GET OVER IT!
The world can call me anything; and many things I have been called.
But because Christ called me, I am:
washed, sanctified, justified, sealed in His Spirit, changed, different, Biblically studious, and prayerful.
One blessed day, He'll call again.
Then, I will be GONE!!