This is somewhat of a re-post because I feel this is where I am right now.
It’s not our job to change people . Only to demonstrate what God is really like. That’s the goodness of God.
That’s what we do when we meet people. Die to ourselves so we can demonstrate in the physical the love of God.
We’re not there to point out faults. We love them where they are, not where we want them to be.
Romans 8:10 the revelation of Christ in you declares that your body is as good as dead to sins demands. Sin cannot find any expression in a corpse. You co-died together with Him. Yet your spirit is alive because of what righteousness reveals. TMB Romans 8:10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is [a]alive because of righteousness. NASB Sin cannot find any expression in a corpse. How much more dead can you get? I guess that means that all people in a cemetery are dead to sin. I have to admit that is a very good example. Galatians 2:20 the terms co-crucified and co-alive define me now. Christ in me and I in Him! His sacrificial love is evidence of his persuasion of my righteousness! TMB
As I prepare for another quest. (we have been in prep over two weeks) I feel a huge burden to die to myself today. I see that sin cannot express itself in me if I am the walking dead. Today I am free
For me ….. I need to start living out the scriptures that I speak about. Not just speak them to other people but believe them for myself. Romans 12:1-2 were the 2nd and 3rd scriptures I ever memorized and I quote them a lot but have often wondered if I truly live by them.
12:1 Live consistent with who you really are, inspired by the loving kindness of God. My brothers, the most practical expression of worship is to make your bodies available to him as a living sacrifice; this pleases him more than any religious routine. He desires to find visible, individual expression in your person. (The word, 1parakaleo, comes from para, a preposition indicating close proximity, a thing proceeding from a sphere of influence, with a suggestion of union of place of residence, to have sprung from its author and giver, originating from, denoting the point from which an action originates, intimate connection; and kaleo, meaning to identify by name, to surname. Jesus introduces the Holy Spirit in the same capacity: parakletos, meaning close companion, kinsman [John 14:16]. The word, 2adelphos, comes from a, as a connective particle, and delphos, meaning womb. Commonly translated as brother. [See Heb 2:11] The word, 3paristemi, means to exhibit, to present. In the context of the New Testament, the sacrificial system no longer involves dead animals, but living people. “You died in his death and are now alive unto God” [Rom 6:11].) 12:2 do not allow current religious tradition to mold you into its pattern of reasoning. Like an inspired artist, give attention to the detail of God’s desire to find expression in you. Become acquainted with perfection. To accommodate yourself to the delight and good pleasure of him will transform your thoughts afresh from within.(The word, aion, is traditionally translated as “do not be conformed to this world.” Actually aion points to a period of time of specific influence. In the context of this writing, Paul refers to the religious traditional influence of his day as euarestos, which is eu, praiseworthy, well done + arestos, meaning to accommodate one’s self to the opinions, desires, and interests of others.) The mirror bible