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Study His Word

The church today has given the world a false view of Christianity. Many people believe that once they give their life to Christ, the rest of their life is this amazing euphoria. When we choose to not read the Word ourselves and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal Himself to us and show us what He wants us to learn through His word, we are left on the faith (and sometimes false beliefs) of others. We must be diligent to study the Word for ourselves.

In Romans, Paul talks about how we are to bear the burden of being considerate of others. This sounds nice but are we doing this? Personally, I find myself wanting to do what makes myself happy over the happiness of others. I have to continue reminding myself that I am not on the earth to just do what makes me happy. I am here to love those around me and build up those that God has entrusted to me. I believe that once we as a church at large, come to realize that we are not our own and we solely belong to God, we will see a shift in the atmosphere. I'm finding that it's rare to find people just being "nice." Even something as simple as opening a door for someone seems to be too much work for some. In a nation where common courtesy isn't so common anymore, we must do our part and put the needs of others before the needs of our own (in a healthy sense, not destroying your life to cater to those who won't do anything for themselves). So as you go about each day, when life seems like days of repeats, remember that God put you on this earth for a purpose and it's not just to go to school, go to work and have a family. We were all created unique, purposed for His kingdom. You have been chosen by God for such a time as this, to be living in these last days. Take heed to His Holy Word and watch how great God will use you for His Kingdom!

Romans 15:1-4 (TLB) Even if we believe that it makes no difference to the Lord whether we do these things, still we cannot just go ahead and do them to please ourselves; for we must bear the "burden" of being considerate of the doubts and fears of others - of those who feel these things are wrong. Let's please the other fellow, not ourselves, and do what is for his good and thus build him up in the Lord. Christ didn't please himself. As the Psalmist said, "He came for the very purpose of suffering under the insults of those who were against the Lord." These things that were written in the Scriptures so long ago are to teach us patience and to encourage us to that we will look forward expectantly to the time when God will conquer sin and death.

Acts 20:24 (TLB) But life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus - the work of telling others the Good News about God's mighty kindness and love.

Psalm 139:13-14 (AMP) For You formed my innermost parts; You knit me [together] in my mother's womb. I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully make; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.

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