The Christian Life...
...is not about YOUR GLORY; it’s about GOD'S GLORY (1 Cor. 1:31; 10:31).
...is not about YOUR MERIT AND RESOURCES; it’s about GOD'S GRACE AND PROVISIONS(John 1:16; Rom. 5:1-2; 1 Cor. 15:10).
...is not about YOUR WISDOM; it’s about GOD'S WORD (Isa. 55:8-11; Ps. 1:1-3).
...is not about YOUR WILL; it’s about GOD'S WILL (Matt. 26:39; Rom. 12:1-2).
...is not lived through YOUR STRENGTH; it’s lived by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT (Romans 7 & 8; Zech 4:6; Eph. 5:18).
...is not lived on YOUR TERMS; it’s lived on GOD'S TERMS (Rom. 6:11-13; 12:1-2).
...it is not about SERVICE FIRST; it’s about SPIRITUALITY FIRST (John 15:1-5).
...it is not about PLEASING YOURSELF; it’s about PLEASING GOD (2 Cor. 5:8-10).
...it is not about WALKING BY SIGHT OR BY FEELINGS; it’s about WALKING BY FAITH in the SUFFICIENCY OF JESUS CHRIST (Col. 2:6; 2 Cor. 5:7; Heb. 11:6; Jer. 17:5-8).
...it is not about COVERING YOUR SINS; it’s about CONFESSING YOUR SINS (1 Cor. 11:28-32; 1 John 1:5-10; Prov. 28:13).
The key to the HORIZONTAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD is the VERTICAL RELATIOSHIP WITH OUR FELLOW MAN (Gal. 5:13-14).
Apart from a right vertical relationship with the Lord, MAN IS MISERABLE AND LIFE IS MEANINGLESS! (Ecclesiastes).
We must KEEP our EYES on the LORD and His FAITHFULNESS, and not on PEOPLE and their FAILINGS (Heb. 12:1-2; 2 Tim. 2:13; 1 Thess. 5:24; Lam. 3:22-24).
Your greatest problem is YOU and your INDEPENDENCE and UNBELIEF; it is not your CIRCUMSTANCES or OTHERS (Rom. 7:14-18; James 1:2-4; 1 Pet. 1:6-7).
To be DISAPPOINTED WITH YOURSELF is to have BELIEVED IN YOURSELF! (2 Cor. 3:5-6).
The way UP is DOWN, as HE must INCREASE and YOU must DECREASE! (2 Cor. 4:8-11; John 3:30)
God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble! (James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5).
The Christian life is easy, IF you rest and allow Him to live it in you!