Have you met those people who go to church daily and everyone thinks they are holy, holy, holy?
I don’t know about you, but I was one of them and who thought I was holy, holy , holy until God convicted me!
Yes , I went to church daily, prayed every prayer daily, kneeled before God daily, prayed to God for my friends to save them, gave money to the poor, loved people, sacrificed and helped the weak until God had to meet me and tell me ” It’s not what you do that makes you clean but what’s in your heart “
And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality ( sex before marriage, sexting), theft (stealing pen in class, taking companies resources for home use), murder (hate, anger towards a person), adultery (thoughts of lust), coveting (desire for what your friend/neighbour has, a greedy desire to have more wealth) , wickedness, deceit (lies, sharing wrong information about someone, playing the victim, emotional manipulation), sensuality (worldly pleasures, indecent acts, moved by feelings) , envy (jealousy, cannot stand to see others prosper) , slander (talking ill of people, gossip) , pride (think high of yourself and better than all, self reliant rather than God reliant) , foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”
Mark 7:14-15, 18-23 ESV
When I read this I got convicted. God was never after what I did but after my heart.
Those thoughts you think in your heart when no one is around, God is looking at that. Woh! Scary I know!
From The Inside Out
After God opened my life and showed me my sin,I remember asking God to please save me. God then sent a friend to me in college that day and led me to pray , I asked for forgiveness, asked Jesus to come and be Lord of my life and to have a relationship. So I got born again and God changed me from the inside out.
Religion and traditions can change you from the outside but God is the only One who can make your heart brand new and give you His Spirit in the inside.
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:26 ESV
And this is what I exactly experienced a brand new heart! No matter how “good” I thought I was, having a new heart from God no longer made me strive to be but just be what He filled me with.
Do you know Mr Nice Guy?
Here’s a short video of how many of us are like Mr Nice Guy
Video Credit: Living Waters
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Born Again? Congrats Girl! Now What?
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