It’s tough to go out in the world and have Christ-like behavior and stay that way

Galatians 5:22-24 (AMP)  22 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,  23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].  24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires.  

God had given us all gifts but if we have not developed in the fruit of the spirit the gift can cause us some problems.  Crucifying our flesh is not an easy thing.  As a child of God, we are to strive to be like God, not just part of the time, but all of the time.  This seems like an impossible feat.

God is faithful all of the time.  Even when we are faithless, we know that God remains faithful.  It’s tough to go out in the world and have Christ-like behavior and stay that way.  The world has a way of changing us and our focus on being like Christ.  Someone who is not like us and annoy us can change our focus, not getting approval of others about what we have to say can change our focus, etc.

When we feel like we have lost our faith and are not getting results we think we should be getting, we need to keep doing what we know we should do not get discouraged and grumpy about life.  We just need to do our best to behave like we know we should no matter what our circumstances are and not let our circumstances keep us from behaving like a Christian.

2 Timothy 2:13 (AMP)  13 If we are faithless [do not believe and are untrue to Him], He remains true (faithful to His Word and His righteous character), for He cannot deny Himself.          

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About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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