A number of years ago I was watching a hit TV show that dealt with contestants loosing weight, in this show the contestant had in a previous season lost an immense amount of weight but after returning home they slowly fell back into the old habits and all the new strategics and disciplines,that they had learned they neglected and the weight was put back on. When I reflect upon this story, I am reminded of what I was delivered from years ago as a young person and the many convictions I had meaning the passion to honor Christ in my life, speech and actions. Over the years of development and growth in faith it would seem as though the things that I resisted and would have never entertained became less of a concern and things became more acceptable. It is in times like these when getting Gods opinion is important and his Word can give direction and guidance. It is so easy to revert to your old ways of life reverting back to what the bible would say are the acts of the flesh such as sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. The truth is that no matter how we try to justify our life and actions our “sin” separates us from God. This does not mean that his Love is removed but we remove ourselves and distance ourselves from Him. Remember what God has brought you out of personally maybe it was anger, drugs, alcohol, pornography, bitterness, and the like. What ever it may be resist the temptation to allow it back into your life and fight to honor God and stay healthy and pure. Seek God with confidence and know that He can be found and he cares more about our lives that we can comprehend. The desire to justify our actions will always be there to get what we want or so we feel accepted by the crowd. Guard your heart and the church today and Seek Gods Kingdom first and foremost for yourself in this new year.
“For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.” Romans 7:18