To quote from an old post I wrote five years ago…
“A decision to obey and actual obedience is different and even if I’ve decided to live life the way God wanted me to live it, my flesh wants another. It yearns for enjoyment, pleasure and happiness in this world and I don’t want it. I am so much eager to obey that I wanted to just close my eyes to the reality of this world, but no matter what I do I am still in the world even if I am not of the world.”
As followers of Jesus, we obey and follow His words because we love Him and we felt His genuine for us. As humans, we fail daily. We are sinful in nature. But we should not choose sin constantly. We have to be intentional with our obedience to God.
He gave us the power of the Holy Spirit for a reason~ so we don’t live defeated. So we don’t live condemned.
It is easy to fall into the trap of sin, constantly feeling weak. When we truly allow Jesus to magnify in our lives, to explode in our walk— we act victoriously.
That even if we sin sometimes, we don’t choose sin and let it control us.
At a watch party for Elevation Worship Reflect yesterday, they mentioned the importance of being reminded daily that Jesus will never leave us.
In times of joy, sadness, and trials~ He was there, He will be there..We only have to acknowledge His presence.
When this happens, everyday we live with assurance. The assurance that we are never alone. He is with us. When we sin, when we struggle. He is there in the midst. Waiting to be acknowledge. We know He will never condemn us, but that also doesn’t give us the right to continue sinning. Remember, we are never alone. Let every decision made be known to Jesus, He is listening.