Many believers do not submit to this process. Situations that are designed to produce faith have inadvertently produced disillusion and depression in some. Believers must realize that God is sovereign and will never forsake them.
What does this have to do with the Christian? It is simple. When we receive Christ, we instantly become spokespersons for God’s timeless product of salvation. Thus, God expects us to be representatives of this salvation even when we are not in front of the camera; that is, involved in religious activities or among other Christians.
Some people use exposing present weaknesses as an invitation to sin. Be careful of people who tell you they can trust you with their innermost details. Sometimes they are sharing with you to give you a personal invitation into ungodliness. You need to tell them to “Seal the Record.”
God places men in ministry and service to help others become partakers of the divine nature. He uses men and women to aid others in the quest to be like Christ. As we receive ministry from others, we become conformed to the image of Christ.
We have to break our allegiance with the world. We cannot think, act, and live as unbelievers. In addition, we have to become sell-outs to friends and family at times; if not, we will not be able to say assuredly that we do not love the world. We cannot allow friendships and family relations to stunt us in our growth. Jesus challenged His listeners in this regard.
Faith is the foundational element to Christianity. It is through faith that we enter into a personal relationship with the Lord. How we think and act (our very conscience) have to be rooted in genuine faith. Our faith in Christ causes us to then live according to His principles and precepts. After these things, we then have to live a life characterized by faith.
There are many ways that the Christian submits to God. One of the chief ways to learn submission to God is through the word of God. It has to be authority in the life of the believer. Its authority has to reach the very conscience of the Christian. The word of God teaches us how to submit to God when we submit to it.
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