Keeping Our Spirits Yielded
When we quietly seek God, He'll be there in no time, His Spirit prodding us to quit dabbling in sin and to purify our inner lives. He wants us to choose to finally get off the fence and keep our decision to follow Him firm. Anytime, we can chose to humble ourselves and get serious about following Christ's example. We can seek His guidance and He will always help - Sometimes by miracles, sometimes by ordinary people or events that bless us in unexpected ways and bring us just what we need. (James 4:8-9) In retrospect, we can often see how God was working in our lives while we were clueless and discouraged at the time. We all struggle, fall and can feel defeated. It's the hope we have in Christ that sustains us. There is not one of us better than the other because we all sin and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
Believers must not bad-mouth each other. We are all in the same world, struggling to lead godly lives. It's God's Word and crucial Gospel Message that takes a beating in that kind of talk. We are called to honor the Message, not write graffiti all over it. God is in charge of deciding human destiny. Who do we think we are to meddle in the destiny of others? (James 4:11-12) It would be good to admit our fault-finding and judgements of others as the sin it is so that we can ask for God's mercy to help us stop it. We have to deliberately choose God's Law over man's. Since God selected us to live on His terms and no longer on the world's terms, we can expect to find difficulty on our paths. But as we lean into the truth, we are refreshed in our spirits. It is imperative that we remember to always seek God's help in all things.