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Culture, Spiritual Growth

Now that I made it…….

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I woke up this morning with a thought on my mind. “Who needs God less after they have made it?” It’s very common to see the less fortunate and “lower classes” trusting in and pursuing favor from the unseen, all powerful don’t forget forgiving (finger pointed,while looking up) God. More often it seems that once people get to a certain point financially,

intellectually or socially that it seems that their need for God diminishes. The “it doesn’t take all of that” coupled with “you can’t  judge me” or “I have a great relationship with God” mindset kicks in. I saw a man the other day with a shirt “only God can judge me” written on it. Now as I’m writing this the thought occurred that you may want some sample polling first. No we can’t pronounce final judgement but we may be able to point some areas to tweak before God does. Back to Now that I made it, How is it that we can think that because we have overcome that trial or passed that test, that somehow we could need less instead of more of God?

Crazy right?

Could you imagine as you make more money consciously deciding to decrease your savings because of the increase. How about lowering your insurance on items as they increase in value?
Let me just remind you that your soul is your most valuable possession. As you grow in Christ your value increases. Not only have you been redeemed and delivered, you know the God that raises a standard against the enemy. You don’t have to repeat the stories of another because the Lord has given you your own. Once the miracle of salvation begins to bear the fruit of the Spirit in you you become a prized target. So don’t get comfortable or complacent remember you are more valuable now than before. For this reason, if for no other, we need more of God today than yesterday.

Now that I made it ?

Satan hasn’t given up because you have “made it”. On the contrary he has put you up on the most wanted list. Now before you shout in agreement thinking that this part applies to you consider this. What are you doing (not distant past, like right now and near future) to affect change in the lives of people on behalf of Christ? Or better yet, maybe we should be saying since Christ has brought me through to this point I know that I need more of Him to get me through to the next. Let us be reminded and never forget, that the more we get of God through Christ the more we need Him. If you’re reading this then think have you really made it yet? Heaven with as many followers as possible should be our goal. Hope to see you then!

God Bless,

Grace & Truth,
Liv4Christ4ever
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Philipians 3:8-16, Revelation 2:5

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About liv4Christ4ever

Seeking to promote true life through Jesus Christ by making the Gospel relevant to our lives today. Presenting the word of God as the final authority on how we as believers, hypocrites and those yet to believe should live in order to please our Creator. One thing is sure, the creature (all creation) was created for a purpose. We will do well by acknowledging our Creator and using His gift of free will to accomplish His purposes. According to scripture “Every knee will bow (Submission) and every tongue will confess (Confession)” to Jesus Christ the Lord. We just choose to submit and confess Christ’s Lordship daily that we might live with Him now and forever.

Discussion

4 thoughts on “Now that I made it…….

  1. Very nice. I agree.
    God Bless

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Joe Humphrey | April 17, 2016, 10:35 am
  2. “Once the miracle of salvation begins to bear the fruit of the Spirit in you you become a prized target”

    Do I ever know the truth of that!

    I used to avoid drawing spiritual attention to myself for that very reason; I called it “flying below the radar”. But since I’ve moved and have been witnessing to everyone from Bank tellers to strangers in waiting rooms, I’m in too deep. I’ve even had business cards printed up with my website addresses printed on the back with “Some things really are simple” and a picture of my new old front door on the front.

    I protect myself by staying “hunched up close to Jesus”. He goes out with me and my elderly dog, Stella, to fill the bird feeders and He sits with me and tells me what to write. As I tell others (and I am sure you know) in the presence of Jesus, the evil one shrinks, cringes, and slithers away.

    But you are absolutely right, prosperity can not only make us think, “Well, I’ve arrived, now. I’m all set. I must be doing okay.” Prosperity can make us complacent and forget from how far down we’ve come…and forget the others who may still be there.

    I like to say, “this is not heaven; this is the life before the afterlife.”. This is boot camp. This is where God teaches us to ‘get it right’ and to earn our keep. (No, I don’t believe we earn salvation but there is still God work to do.)

    I invite you, Avery, to read some of my earlier writings on ThrViewFrom5022. WordPress.com . I’d like to know what you think. If you don’t get a clear understanding of how I got here (Upstate South Carolina), ask me. I’ll tell you my story.

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    Posted by Kitsy | April 18, 2016, 7:38 am
    • Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. I agree this life on earth is not neither should be considered as Heaven. Something inside the believer should long for the treasure that will only be realized thriught eternity with our Lord and savior. I will stop by soon.

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      Posted by liv4Christ4ever | April 18, 2016, 9:07 am

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