And so, dear brothers and sisters,[a] I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.[b]
2 Joyful are those who obey his laws
and search for him with all their hearts.
1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,
who walk according to the law of the Lord.
9How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to your word.
The Word of God will teach you how to live and be blessed, the Word of God has completely equipped us all to do the work that God has called us to do. The youth have suffered a brutal attack by the enemy. With the influence of today’s media the lines of what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is bad have been blurred. We are losing our direction and purpose, and seeking to re-gain it in all the wrong ways. I know there are a lot of young people longing to walk the righteous path, longing to not live according to worldly standards. You may not admit it to your friends or even to your families but I know that there are plenty of you out there who know when you’re alone at night, examining your life and thinking to yourself that the place you’re at right now is not where you are supposed to be, that there is better in store for you. I know there are many of you that know there is more to life than drugs, sex, money, and other material things. I’ve had those same thoughts, and have been in that exact same place. A place where I felt like my life was in a whirlwind, taking a downward spiral and I didn’t know whether to go right or left, and just couldn’t seem to find and stay on the straight and narrow path to my destiny. I’m here to tell you that there is more to life, and that there is someone and something who can help you to find and stay on the path of purity to your destiny. That someone and that something is Jesus Christ and the Word of God. Through Christ you can be delivered from the ways of the world. Through Christ you can come out of that addiction. Through Christ you can come out of that depression. Through Christ you can be delivered from your past. Through Christ you can get rid of all your fears, your doubts, and anxiety. You as a young person can come out of whatever is hindering you and keeping you from reaching your full potential, keeping you from walking in the blessings that God has for you. You do it by living according to His Word. You’ve done it your way all these years and you’re still stuck in that same place. Make the change today and put your life in Christ hands and allow God and His perfect, true, and living Word to govern and navigate your life so you can finally get on and stay on the path of purity and become all that God has called you to be.
11 “This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, and it is not beyond your reach. 12 It is not kept in heaven, so distant that you must ask, ‘Who will go up to heaven and bring it down so we can hear it and obey?’ 13 It is not kept beyond the sea, so far away that you must ask, ‘Who will cross the sea to bring it to us so we can hear it and obey?’14 No, the message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart so that you can obey it.
P.S: visit this link and listen to myself and Pastor Randall Knighton’s podcast, “Put the Word on it”
I aim to try and write at least 1 post per week, and last week I failed and didn’t write any posts. It wasn’t because I forgot, or because I was too busy, or because of the holidays. It was because I was too scared. I allowed my fear to take over and keep me from doing what God has asked me to do. The whole week I was thinking about my blog and how I really needed to write something but I was afraid that I wasn’t going to be able to come up with anything and that if I came up with something it wasn’t going to be good enough to post so I did nothing. Yet that whole week I was praying and believing in God to come through and help my girlfriend write a song she’s been working hard on, but I wasn’t believing that He could do the exact same thing for me…Which is just a shame. But anyway, around 11 o’clock in the morning yesterday I was sitting on the toilet and I was thinking about my pastors New Year’s Eve sermon in which he declared 2016 as a year of promotion; a year for us all to be promoted to promote. The first Sunday of the New Year he elaborated on that New Years Eve sermon and said something along the lines of “if you want a life in which you are promoted then don’t run from what God told you to do”. And as I was sitting on the toilet I realized that’s exactly what I had been doing. I was running away from what God told me to do, which was to do this blog.I realized that this blog is a way to show love one to another, to lift someone else up and to magnify GOD, and my delay, procrastination was rooted in fear not faith.. So I got up off the toilet and decided to stop allowing fear to hold me back. I said a prayer asking that God would be with me and speak through me and that HIS will would be done, then I just started writing. I say all of this to encourage you all not to let fear or anything else or anyone else keep you from doing what God has told you to do. I know it’s hard sometimes believe me…but like my pastor said you can’t expect to get promoted in life and reach new levels if you run from what God has told you to do. There are blessings in 2016 with your name on them, but you can’t tap into those blessings unless you do what God has instructed you to do. The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you, so as long as you are doing what God has told you to do and are asking for HIS will to be done then you are protected and setting yourself up to be promoted in life.
Let me put some Word on it:
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