You Don’t Have To Remain The Same Or Stay Stuck In The Past

"Being surrounded by darkness doesn't have to dull your light or prevent your GOOD DEEDS from shining through. It's in the darkness that our light shines the brightest."

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Happy Wednesday Saints.

“DESIRE GOD’S PURE WORD AS NEWBORN BABIES DESIRE MILK. THEN YOU WILL GROW IN YOUR SALVATION.”

Did you know that God wants you to GROW and develop spiritually? You don’t have to remain the same or stay stuck in the past.

You don’t have to continue being impatient, unkind, selfish, easily angered, unloving, unforgiving, or bitter. These behaviours and negative attitudes don’t have to define you or remain a permanent part of your character and life.

We may have behaved like this in the past, but now that we are IN CHRIST, we have the means to GROW out of them.

With God’s help, we can act Christ-like regardless of how we are feeling. And part of our spiritual maturity is learning how to act according to God’s Word even when we don’t feel like it.

Jesus said in Matthew 5:16 to, “LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE OTHERS, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD DEEDS AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.”

Being surrounded by darkness doesn’t have to dull your light or prevent your GOOD DEEDS from shining through. It’s in the darkness that our light shines the brightest.

As we mature IN CHRIST, we don’t need others to be kind, loving, patient, good, or respectful to us in order for us to DO GOOD DEEDS.

If we live to glorify the Lord, then it doesn’t matter what others are doing.

Along with growing in your understanding of God’s Word, commit to acting upon what you learn so that you can grow out of any negative behaviors.

Don’t let any negative attitudes and adverse behaviours hold you back unnecessarily when God’s Word makes it possible for you to grow out of them and be free.

Desire God’s pure Word and GROW IN YOUR SALVATION.

God bless, and lots’a love,
Warren
P.S. Some of our friends and family around the world have decided to join us as we read the whole Bible by the end of 2024. It’s not too late to start a reading plan that’ll see you achieve the same goal by the end of the year.


Pastor Warren Retzlaff