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?

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