I wasn’t supposed to post today..or for a while, but I posted this on my Tumblr last night and it’s easy to copy and paste so technically I’m not working too hard on this post:) Here are my thoughts from last night/today:
I hear so many Christians murmuring about their imperfections and their failures and their addictions and their short-comings, And I see so little war! ‘Murmur, murmur, murmur… Why am I this way?’ MAKE WAR! ~ John Piper
The Christian walk is tough guys. It’s not supposed to be easy. As Christians, we are battling two forces, the flesh and the spirit. The world is throwing stuff at us everyday and spiritual warfare is constantly going on as well. Keep these verses in mind, and keep fighting the good fight. Remember who has already owns the victory.
Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. 1 Peter 2:11
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13
We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. 2 Corinthians 10: 3-5
God is always faithful. Push your faith past the moment of giving up hope and forgetting what this life is for. Ultimately, this life..your life..the life Christ has given you..is to glorify Him.