If your neighbour doesn't know you're a Christian, maybe you're not. If your co-workers don't know that you're a Christian, maybe you're not. And someone has said, if you were accused of being a Christian in a court of law, would there be enough evidence to convict you?
Treasured sins: Many run from God because they want to hang on to their treasured sins. They fear that a Christian's life is boring, and they'll miss out on all the things they can't do. But just the opposite is true. When you accept Jesus as your personal Saviour, you will experience freedom such as you have never known! You won't be weighed down by selfishness, resentment, fear and anger.
You'll feel like a prisoner that has just been set free! Your heart will be filled with joy and your shoulders light as a feather because you're no longer trying to carry heavy burdens. Ask God to forgive your sins, and commit your life to Him. There is nothing too great for God to forgive. Surrendering your heart and life to Jesus is the most liberating feeling in the world, and it's the only road to true happiness!
Father we thank you for the Holy Spirit, please fill us with with Your Holy Spirit. Lord please forgive us for anything that we have done that is not pleasing before You, wash and cleanse us. Father please draw us close to You. Lord may we walk in Your ways all the days of our lives. May we honour and glorify you in all that we do. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Dear Lord, we thank You for your protection and provision. Lord we thank You for loving us even when we are not worthy of Your love. We thank You that You don't treat us like we deserve. Lord we thank You for Your promises, may we always hold onto them.
“Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth into life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:14). "As it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man” (Luke 17:26).
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” —2 Timothy 3:16, 17
But equally important is to look at the verse in context with all other verses on the same subject. God's Word never changes, and certainly never contradicts itself. If we believe this, then we can have parameters for interpreting Scripture. God cannot lie. If He says one thing in one part of the Bible, He cannot be saying something else elsewhere. Only one understanding can be the right one.
When we study the Bible, we must not ignore parts of the Bible that don't suit us, or discard portions of the Bible as not applicable, or add our own words to it. If we come across a text that seems to contradict other texts, we can safely assume that we do not have a complete understanding of the doctrine that is being studied. Reading the text in context is important.