Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Temptations We Face

"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin." Hebrews 4:15

We all go through temptations everyday, whether that be physical temptations or temptations to just do what the world does. I struggle with this everyday, whether or not to dive into the word or take that ever so relaxing nap. Whether or not to spend time with people I need to be investing in or to play video games or watch TV. These are the temptations we face everyday. I have learned that we are not going through temptations so that we can sin and that the devil can say we did bad things. The reason that Satan tempts us is so that he can draw us away from the Lord. But what I am trying to say is that during these times of temptation we should be drawing closer to the Lord and seeking his wisdom and guidance throughout all of this. No one is going to be able to get you out of temptation better then Jesus Christ. If you are struggling with this then draw closer to him and dive into his word, cause there is nothing better then the word of God, not even that video game you are playing. I am saying all of this because this is what I am going through right now. The point behind this blog is to share with you all what I going through in hopes of helping you all out through my struggles.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Called to Holliness

As I was reading today in "My Utmost for his Highest", the verse today was from 1Peter 1:16. This verse states "be holy for I am holy." as simple as that sounds, its a very hard concept to come across. What does it mean to be holy? What does it mean to fully devote your life to the Holy One? These are the questions that I asked myself while I was reading today. Its going on 2 years that I have given my life to Christ, and I am still learning what it means to be holy. I think we all struggle with this everyday of our lives. Oswald Chambers states that "Holliness means absolute purity of your walk before God, the words coming from your mouth, and every thought in your mind-- placing every detail of your life under the scrutiny of God Himself." Wow!! Now that is some big expectations. He is not saying that we have to be perfect, cause we are not perfect. I am not saying that you should go about your day saying I need to act like this to be more Christ like and focus on what your acting like, because then you start to fall. What I am saying is be engulfed in God, and in his words. When people see you walking down the street or on campus tbey should see Christ displayed in you, by the way you treat yourself and others. I am guilty of this as much as anyone. But I challenge us to be more Holy, not because it is something we should do but something we are called to do.