Beyond The 4 Walls
|Posted on November 19, 2014 at 1:15 AM|
Thank you and welcome to another blog release by Dr Harris. The title of this blob was inspired by my growing weariness of the inconsistency within the “Christian” faith. All who profess “christianity” profess to believe in God, have regular church attendance, and read the bible. The inconsistency comes when their lives bear no conviction of the biblical influence and christian teaching, yet many are quick to confess that no one can judge them but God. Although, it is true that God will be and is our ultimate judge, we can make honest observations based upon the fruit that our life bears.
My question to you is, “Where do you draw the line?” I mean, why use a title that you do not live up to? Why, quote catchy bible verses, and attend church religiously, and live a life contrary to what you are professing? Why half step on the one thing that really matters in your life? Everything that we possess in this life will stay in this life.
As “christians”, we want to be in the now. We want to be a part of the latest fashions and technological trends. We want to experience all of the pleasures that the rest of mankind is experiencing, regardless if it contradicts teaching from the bible we so proudly tote. Yes, we all make mistakes and we all want to enjoy our lives and that is okay. I’m not unrealistic here. We face trials on a daily basis and sometimes we fall short. What I am realistic about is that many of us confessing Christ does not know what it means to live a christ like and holy life, nor do we have the sincere desire to do so.
Don’t fool yourself by thinking that you are a great Christian, that you and God are tight, and it is okay to fulfill every lustful desire that you have. “Walk by the spirit and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16. YOU CANNOT LIVE ANYWAY YOU WANT TO AS A BELIEVER IN CHRIST. There are some practices that you simply cannot indulge in and until you get your FLESH UNDER CONTROL, you will continue to fall. Let me be the first to tell you that it can be hard to stop feeding your flesh, but once you starve it, it becomes easier to resist those temptations. This power to resist comes from the spirit of God working within you, but you have to feed your spirit man in order for it to get stronger.
Where will you draw the line? Will you serve God or will you be a slave to your flesh?