The Father is the One Who judges you by what you do. 1 Peter 1:17 The Holy Bible, the New Life Version
We all come from dysfunctional families, that is why we all need Christ.
Yes, we all have inherited addictions like alcoholism and bad traits like stubbornness but that does not excuse our behaviour.
When we surrender to Christ, He burns those off and replaces them with Holy addictions, like desiring sharing what it is like to spend time with Jesus instead of being a tongue wagger- gossiper and depending upon the Holy Spirit to bless us with self control instead of stupidly going in debt buying things we do not need.
This is not a one off experience but one that lasts a life time.
I have walked with Christ for forty years and He is still burning of undesirable traits and replacing them with righteous ones.
“Do not remember the former things, Or ponder the things of the past. “Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing, Isaiah 43:18-19 The Holy Bible, The New Living Version
Now do not be discouraged when those around you – especially family and old friends – laugh at you when you begin this transformation experience. Many will vilify and hate you. You will have to walk away from them and towards Christ. You are responsible unto Christ for your actions, not them.
“Above all the grace and gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.” — Francis of Assisi
It is extremely difficult but the big three are there to help you, encourage you, and guide you. They are of course: Jehovah our loving Father, Jesus Christ, our best friend and the Holy Spirit our teacher, guidance Councillor, healers, comforter, encourager and strengthener.
“Self is the opaque veil that hides the face of God from us. It can be removed only in spiritual experience, never by mere instruction.” — A. W. Tozer
Listen to them as they guide you on the difficult road to Heavens Gate instead of those that are on the Highway to Hell. “
Do you get excited about investing the time, talent, and resources God has given you this day, so on that day you will hear Him say, ‘Well done good and faithful servant?'”Terry A. Parker
I do not care what he says, she says or they say, I care about what Christ says. And then obeying His wise voice. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah, Jesus and Holy Spirit ‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You – Judges 6:12 ) for blessing me with Your continuous presence as You transform me into the beautiful child You desire for me to be. I exalt You in the name of the most beautiful Son, Jesus Christ. Amen
But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 The Holy Bible New Living Translation
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