The War YOU Wage

Spirit_WarGrowing in Christ is not about how many books you read and discuss… how many conferences you attend… how many times you read through the Bible… how many people you feed, clothe, or 1,000 other things Christians engage in. Before ANY of those things captivate our heart, first we must be holy… conformed to the image of Christ… seeking first the Kingdom of God.

That means doing battle… waging war… fighting the good fight about which Christ prayed.

Here is what being conformed to the image of Christ looks like:

Forgiving those who hate you…

Loving those who abuse you…

Turning the other cheek when people insult you…

Giving aid and help to your enemies…

Killing the sin residing in your heart of: Bitterness, anger, hatred, jealousy, lust, covetousness, unforgiveness…

And those things are just the beginning. THE most important thing Christians must seek is to be conformed to the image of Christ. How?

First… Plead before God’s throne for His help,

Second… Confess your unwillingness to be conformed to Christ to God,

Third… Make conscious decisions not to fulfill the desires of your sin sick heart,

Last… Regularly ask God to fill you with His Spirit and make you into the person He wants you to be.

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