Beware the ‘gospel’ of ‘self-esteem’, of ‘health-and-wealth’, and of ‘speaking-positive-confession-and-claim’–they draw you farther from the true gospel and person of Jesus Christ to depending on self.
Don’t be deceived into thinking we can dress up, gather up, and legitimize the old creation in the name of God. Our outer appearance is but filth before God who looks at the changes in the heart and knows everything before we think it. The true gospel message is the catalyst for change, and that, from the inside of us, to what we do on the outside–from the heart.
HIS perfect WILL be done, not ours. When, between asking, and speaking forth, and striving to get, to make, be better by the world’s standards will you have more time to draw closer, deeper, and have a more meaningful relationship with the Creator through His Son, and get to know WHO HE IS?
If you can state right now that you believe God sent His Son, Jesus to be the SIN SACRIFICE for everyone so we could be made righteous before a Holy God through Him, can you give up, or lose, work, or suffer too much for Him? He willingly gave His life because of LOVE for all.
Don’t get caught up in thinking all you have to do is think positive, speak nice, and all that happens will be fine. By telling God what you want and just have to have is really shutting you off from hearing His perfect will for you.
I’m not putting down bettering one’s means to make it in this world, no. Take a look, every material thing, every want and desire of getting more in this life to be happy, rarely gets you no closer to Jesus than the father of lies. Church on Sunday to ‘get your praise on’. Praise for what, the good and happy times and status that shows the world you are somebody? Are you praising God for what He does, can do as is His person, or praising because you got what you wanted?
God is not the ‘candy man’ in the sky. If anyone’s offering you candy, it is Satan who wants to make believers as ineffective for the Lord as possible.
and to continue to draw the masses away to doing great for the world and not for God, though Satan will have you think it is for God.
God owes us NOTHING and He has ALL the power, not us, and we can live through His power.
Let us pray, laying ourselves fully BARE to the God of all creation, that we may lose ourselves and our selfish agendas to being the righteousness of Christ before other
Make me to rest in You alone, God. To dwell in Your peace and comfort are true blessings. Not seeking what You can do for me, but seeking Your perfect will in my life. Forgive me, God, for thinking and doing otherwise. This is Your mercy towards me. More of you, not things, is how you bless me.