We can live the abundant, fulfilled, victorious life Christ has for us all. It is not found in this world, it is found in Jesus Christ. Study the life of Jesus Christ and His Cross. Die daily the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life as His resurrection becomes manifested in you. Trust God believing what He says as He empowers you to accomplish His will and purpose conforming you to the image of His Son by the power of His Spirit.
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Key # 1
Stay in the Light. Confess Sins, admit your shortcomings and personal rebellion to God, ask the Holy Spirit of God for the power to repent from continuing faults, idols and deceptions. Praise God for the blessings and power He has given you to submit to His will. Most importantly the greatest gift, salvation as you are kept in victory by the power of God in Christ. Pray according to the will of the Father. Not merely that your circumstances would be changed but that He would give you the eyes of Jesus. Pray that God would renew your mind in Christ and bring light to those in darkness. Pray alone every morning & with your family. This is how you exercise your faith and build strength in your relationship with your Heavenly Father. Discipline your meditations to be pleasing in the sight of God, meditating on His word day and night. Praying without ceasing is having a conscious awareness of God at all times and submitting to the leading of Christ. This is how you are led by the Spirit or God. Prayer and communion with God is the foundation of your walk with God. A great prayer life leads to a life of praise and thanksgiving. Fundamental discipline: Poor prayer life = poor relationship with God. Vibrant prayer life = great walk with God. Proverbs 28:13; I John 1:5-10; Matthew 6:6-10; Psalm 32; Psalm 51
Key # 2
Word of God.
Study the Word. Remember, it is not the amount of Scripture you read and know but what you do with what you know. The key is how much you apply and indoctrinate into your life. Understand the Gospel. Work to release yourself to the authority of living by the Word of God. This allows the Holy Spirit to guide you in all truth. Jesus must be Lord of your life. Realize Jesus Christ is the revelation of truth and we are disciples of Him. Focus on the cross for there His resurrection becomes real in your life. Base your life on Jesus Christ and understand John 1:14. Die daily to your lusts and pride. Seek to know one thing, Jesus Christ and Him Crucified. If you are dead in Christ, your life will glorify God and be submitted to the Father. God revealed the Word in the person of Jesus Christ. To understand God's word, seek to understand Jesus Christ and follow Him wholeheartedly. Understand God's Word and Spirit will sustain you not matter what you face. This fosters trust and faith. It is critical to be a doer of the word, less you be deceived. Develop and cultivate a passion for righteousness which is found in a deeper walk with our Heavenly Father. Psalm 1:2; Matthew 5:3-16; John 16:33; II Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 1:17; James 1:22-23
Key # 3
Become Accountable. A disciple making disciples of Jesus Christ. Join the forum
First with God, then family and others. Surround yourself with other Christians that will constantly challenge and encourage you to die to self and live for Christ. Find a fellowship of the faithful that will not flatter you. We can assist you in finding a church. You must invoke the truth, Jesus Christ, into all aspects of your life and rid yourself of those that are running from it. You must admit your faults, shortcomings to other brethren. This helps you walk without sin besetting your stride. Your integrity with God the Father is the only thing you have. Build it, keep it and protect it. Admit your faults to God first, then by His Spirit to your spouse/family second and then it becomes easy to share with others. See yourself truly as God sees you. You begin to live a transparent life, as children of light. You walk in victory, by the Power of Jesus Christ in the person of the Holy Spirit as He fills your life with His Fruits & Power. Visit the forum Shepherding the Home. I am unable to lead if I am not willing to follow Jesus. Matthew 5:6; Romans 14:12; Hebrews 10:24; Hebrews 12:1; James 5:16; I John 1:5-10; Galatians 2:20
Key # 4
Tell others about the Good News of Jesus Christ.
First, your family & friends. Testify of the grace He has offered you and has for others. Testify of His goodness and mercy He has for all. Testify how Jesus absorbed the just wrath we all deserve and offers grace if we repent, believe and follow. Testify of how He overcomes struggles you face and delivers you from daily temptations. Share with all that come in your path and help them in any need they may have. See people from their soul out instead of their appearance in. This is how Jesus views you and sees them. Pray to carry His burden as you turn your superficial, selfish, surface concerns to Him. Allow the Cross to crucify your selfish, superficial desires. Esteem others higher than yourself. Seek to meet needs in Jesus Name as the Spirit of God leads you proclaiming the Gospel. Matthew 10:33; John 5:39; Acts 1:8; II Timothy 1:7-8
Key # 5
Always know that God receives all Glory.
You cannot pick up your cross until you deny yourself. If you are seeking glory, attention, affirmation or praise from man, you had better change your position with Christ. Your motives have become selfish, sinful and you are on your way for a fall. God gives us breath, power and strength to do anything. Pure motive in, pure motive out. Allow God to deeply search the intent and motives of your heart. We should never desire to receive any attention, glory or honor. It all points to Him! Live a life of praise and thanksgiving. Psalm 145:3; 145:21; Psalm 148; Romans 11:36