PRACTICAL NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY
DAILY LIVING FOR SERIOUS BELIEVERS
Bondman said:So my apologies to leadership here and to IR people if it seems like I don't know what I'm doing. I actually really don't!! - simply because I've been Jesus (quite unimportant) bond-slave since 1999 and HE runs my life, not me (to the best of my ability, of course; unfortunately no Christian is ever going to get everything perfectly right).
This actually IS the Christian life in the New Testament, isn't it! We come in SUBMISSION to Him; we SURRENDER our lives to the Lord Jesus; we COMMIT our life wholly to Him; we choose to do HIS WILL at all times, not our own. The ONE Who needs to be on the Throne of our Life is JESUS!! He's the only Captain Who can take you safely through uncharted waters of your life!!
Living any less than this is not Biblical Christianity. Living any less than this means we're still struggling to live life our way, and this will be seriously spoiling the work God desperately wants to do:
(a)THROUGH US to others, and
(b) IN US, (cos He loves us so much!) - for He says that we are HIS Workmanship! Ephesians Ch 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. What a wonderful and amazing truth! He is REMAKING and REFASHIONING us - to actually be like the Lord Jesus!!
ONE PROBLEM: WE can BLOCK OFF His work in us! We do this every time we follow our OWN desires and lusts, living how WE want to live!! That is: not PRAYING, not LISTENING to and for His voice, not daily SEEKING for what HE wants for us. We can easily stay as Spiritual babies forever this way!! Wouldn't you prefer to be GROWING? - growing up in Jesus, towards becoming Mature in Him, and becoming a true Man of God and Woman of God. (You CAN!!)
True, it's not easy to reach this point. So few ever do. Only by DETERMINATION and STICKING TO THE PLAN will you reach this goal.
So you can enter heaven a baby or small child - or you can enter heaven fully grown up in Christ. This choice is solely YOURS!
I pray we may all seek for Him more and more to GROW TO MATURITY!!
- BM, with his Lady
MAY HE GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH
AND GROW YOU TO MATURITY!