Friday, March 17, 2017

Let the King reign in you

" In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he became hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered at once.    -Matt. 21:18-19

When I gave my life to Christ, in the initial days, I was highly motivated by the life of few people. I didn't see them reading their Bible regularly or singing Gospel songs regularly ( I am not sure if they were doing it. It is possible they might be doing it but I didn't see them doing it).  I was highly motivated and attracted towards Christ through the attitude of these people. I was highly impressed by their words, the way they used to talk, their behavior, and their integrity.

A lot of time we get confused. Sometimes, we focus too much in regular Prayer sessions, Bible Studies, Worship Sessions and etc. But we do not apply the teachings of Bible in our life. Christian living is not all about the outward change but the Inside. It is very important to have the attitude of Christ in us.

In the above passage we read that there was a fig tree with green leaves but no fruit. Lets examine our lives. There is a possibility that you spend time in prayers, you read Bible and you also worship but do you allow Holy Spirit to work in you?

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. "  -Galatians 5:22- 25

I am not against your Prayer, Bible Study or Worship but God wants you to have the fruits. God wants you to be transformed in the nature of Christ. God wants you to be like Jesus. If you have accepted Him as your King, let me reign in you. Let Jesus reign in you and your own flesh. Let the King Reign in you.

What's the next step you feel God is asking you to take?

Love Your King

Before God calls you to be a good mother, He would definitely call you to be a good wife.
The Church is the bride of Christ. And God expects the church to be a good wife before the church multiplies.
The calling goes to next level, when you serve the first one faithfully.
You can be a mother but not necessarily a good mother when you fail on your first and foremost calling.
The most important commandment given in the new testament: "Love your God".
There are many people living in deception. Your relation with your Husband should be your priority. Church(Pastors/Ministers/Evangelists & etc.) Before you plan to multiply (in other words, when you plan to win people for Christ) make sure your relationship with Christ is strong enough. 
If your relationship with the King is not very strong you might be left with the empty Nest. A woman who is evil to her Husband and expects to be a Good Mother is living in deception because ultimately, she will have an empty nest.
Similarly, if we are not loving our KING and if we get too busy in the preaching, teaching, accounting and etc., we need to examine ourselves because success comes from Him.

What's the next step you feel God is asking you to take?