"Crucified with Christ... I no longer live, but Christ lives in me."
Many people today want to get as much as they can for themselves while giving as little in return as possible. They want to be there for their friends in the good times, but absent in the not-so-good ones. Sadly, national statistics confirm this lack of commitment.
The marriage rate is down while the divorce rate is up. Involvement in ministry and worthy causes that help the needy are all down. Why? Because people don't want to put themselves on the line, or be pinned down by responsibility. We often view opportunities to serve others as obligations, therefore we avoid them. We're a sound bite generation with a short attention span, a custom to 15-second advertisements or videos and fast food. We want our sermons simple, entertaining, and "feel-good." Yes, radical commitment is rare-but it's what God requires of you. Commitment means your promise is binding whether it's convenient or not. Let's look at a few examples:
Commitment to marriage. Marriage, as God sees it, isn't a fifty-fifty arrangement. It's a mutual agreement to give 100 percent of ourselves. It's a lifetime covenant between you and your spouse: "for better or worse; for richer or poorer; in sickness and in health; until parted by death."
And that covenant is a lot easier to live up to when both partners have learned, like Paul, to say, "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me." That means dying to self-interest is the key to great relationships.
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"The Lord your God will bless you as He has promised." - Deuteronomy 15:6
Sometimes life beats you down so much that you give up hoping and believing that anything good will ever happen for you. If that's where you are today, read these words: "I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord... plans for good... to give you a future and a hope" - Jeremiah 29:11
God has a good plan for each of us, but not all of us experience it. Why?
Two reasons: (1) We don't realize we have rights and privileges
We believe God can save us and take us to heaven when we die, but don't think He can do anything about our past, present, or future
(2) We live far below the level He intended because we see ourselves in the wrong light.
We believe He can bless anybody - except us - because we're not worthy. God has clothed you in the righteousness of Christ, so you're worthy in His sight and He has plans to "bless you as He has promised." In Bible days when a new king came to the throne, he made sure the old king and his family were put to death; that way nobody could rise up against him. So when David replaced King Saul, Mephibosheth, Saul's grandson, fled to the wilderness in fear. But David was a different kind of king. Instead of seeking to wipe out his predecessor's family, he asked, "Is there still anyone... left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?" - 2 Samuel 9:1
"Why would God bless ME?" you ask.
The answer is simple but clear: for Christ's sake!
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When going through trials and tribulations it’s important to keep your head focused on God and let Him guide your mind. He is the only one who can help you through things that seem impossible to grow through or see the positives in💯
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So on this Wednesday, we here at the Beezy Brand, challenge YOU to focus on God through what you’re going through. Know that you aren’t alone, and trust that He is taking care of you through it all. He knows what’s best for you, so trust that He will take care of you through it all♥️
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