Some Godly Advice 😊

Dead to sin, alive to God 😇 and Faith!

We are now spiritually dead to sin (our evil deeds) because Christ died in our place to account for our sins. His resurrection, by the power of the Holy Spirit, was a prophetic representation of the new life we have in Christ! This is a life of holiness (separating yourself from sinful influences and dedi), true fulfilment and peace! And it all starts with putting our faith in Jesus.

Jesus is the author, perfecter and finisher of our faith!

Meaning he initiates our reconciliation with God and brings our faith in him to maturity as we develop our relationship with God. So, we need to keep our focus on him, by meditating on his word (in the bible) and making him the centre of our hearts desire!

PERFECTED……, NOT PERFECTOR‼️:

We humbly come to God in our sins and brokenness. Then He pieces us to perfection over time, as we learn from Jesus (God in human flesh)! You are the student. He is your Teacher. A science teacher wouldn’t expect his primary school student to complete a 10,000 word dissertation!

Just in the same way, Christ doesn’t expect you to have some reasonable level of godliness before you come to Him! You will make mistakes along the way, but His grace is sufficient for you! So, find the pace of grace: Take one day at a time with Jesus. He will teach you how to live for Him, and you will grow!

He will always remind you of His unfailing love.

He will sustain you through any hardships, and deliver you out of them!

He will lead you in His righteous path until you see Him face to face in Heaven in Jesus’ name!❤️✝️

Repentance ↪️:

Now we must continue to repent from our sins (making a conscious effort to live to please God) and pursue daily fellowship with God. This develops our intimacy with God and kindles a passion to serve Him wholeheartedly!

Prayer 🙏:

Prayer is super essential in the life of all believers in Christ. Alongside worship, it develops our intimacy with God.

Prayer is a conversation between you and God. You speak and God listens. Then God speaks and you listen. Or vice versa.

Prayer is not limited by environments. You can pray anywhere and anytime! However, the scriptures say we should seek God in prayer before we do anything else (Matthew 6:33).

God promises us everything we need for a successful day will be given to us when we do so. Also, he rewards those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6)!

Prayer is expressed verbally (you can pray in your mind, but I do recommend verbal as your focus can easily drift in your mind! Also Jesus said when we pray to God, we should “say….”, meaning we need to speak words). It’s not about using big words. It doesn’t have to sound pretty. Just talk to God like He’s your Father and you are his Child! Because you are!

You can start off by thanking God for Jesus! Hallelujah🤩🙌 We can never forget his sacrifice for our freedom! 🥳

If you are still unsure, Jesus gave us a perfect format on how to pray to God~ Our Heavenly Father! 💖🙏 👇👇👇

The Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.

And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”

(Matthew 6:9-13)

Let God speak to you:

After you’ve finished speaking, it’s your turn to wait for God to speak to you. He speaks to us in many ways! For instance, He speaks through His written word (the bible), our thoughts, through other people, nature, impressions in our hearts and many more.

Have a patient and expectant heart that God will speak to you in His perfect timing. This heart posture will grow as you diligently set time to seek God every day.

Also, let your heart be anchored to this truth: God loves you soo much 🥰.

Remember this foundational Truth: He sent his son to die on the cross for your sins just to get to know you! So why wouldn’t He want to speak to you? Why would He leave you confused?!

So, rest assured! Have faith in the Lords unfailing love for you. Let the peace of God rule in your heart❤️. Know that the God who made your ears hears your petitions and formed your eyes looks on your efforts to know him with Joy! (Psalm 94:9).

Don’t limit a limitless God!:

Don’t have preconceived notions of the way God will speak to you. Its hard to hear from God when you have already decided (in your heart) how you want him to respond! Have faith and be open-minded! Otherwise, you may miss His response!

God is always speaking. Sometimes, it’s a question of whether our hearing is muffled by other worldly voices, or we lack the faith to wait on His response! So don’t rush. Be patient in His presence. Your Heavenly Father desires to speak life into you!

Let Him in

The bible says its not good for man to be alone. That’s not only referring to solitude but alone in his worries, doubts, confusions and even cheerful occasions!

Two are always better than one. And God is the one earnestly looking to partner with you right now in whatever circumstance you’re facing! But you have to welcome Him in:

Revelation 3:20

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”

Also, one very important truth: What God speaks to us will always align with the bible! So let’s make sure we are reading the bible everyday 🤝

No to Fear :

Don’t be afraid to ask God anything. God has not given you a spirit of timidity but of power, love and a sound mind! You have divine access to his counsel through Jesus Christ! Nothing is too hard or difficult for Him to answer. Have Faith in God! He will never let you down!

God’s word:

The bible (the word of God) is our spiritual food. Since we’ve been born again in our spirits, we need the word of God to nourish our spirit with godly principles that help us to live a holy life pleasing to God.

As you’re reading this now, there is an ongoing war for our desires. Our flesh vs. the Spirit of God (who lives inside us). Our flesh represents the sinful state, which we constantly have to reject, such as lying, stealing, lusting etc. But the Spirit of God represents our redeemed state and produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in us! (Galatians 5:22-23).

We have been perfected once and for all in our spirits, but we still have an old, sinfully corrupted mind, which needs to be renewed with God’s word! That’s why it’s important we feed our spirit with God’s word! So that the spirit of God reigns over the flesh in our lives and other people can see God’s Spirit working in us!

We need the word of God to guide us in to the perfect will of God. It’s also one main way God speaks to us. It’s the only book that reads you back. It discerns your thoughts and motives behind your actions.

In order to understand God’s word, you must ask the Holy Spirit, who is God living inside you, to reveal the true meaning behind the scriptures. You cannot rely on your own understanding because the words are inspired by God! So, you have to ask Him for wisdom to know the truth of what they’re revealing.

Quality over Quantity:

Also, value Quality over Quantity. It’s not about how much of God’s word you read. It’s about how much it transforms your daily life.

The way you think, talk, and act will all conform to Christ overtime, as you read His word and apply it to your personal life.

And you’re not alone in this transformative process: The Holy Spirit is there to teach, convict (lovingly correct) and empower you to live the blessed life God has called you to live!

You can even start with just 1 verse! The Holy Spirit will show you how to apply it to your personal life.

Obedience is our response:

It’s important we strive to practically obey the word of God. It shows God our love and devotion to him for sending his Son to die for our sins and rescue our souls from hell. If we simply read the word, with no application, we deceive ourselves! 😫 👇👇

James 1:22-24:

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.”

Worship 🙌 :

Lastly, but certainly not least, worshipping God creates a tangible awareness of Gods presence wherever we are! We can worship God by singing songs to Him, from our hearts.

Worship is a lovely thing! 💞✝️

It captivates the heart of God

Personally, I believe it’s so easy to feel Gods loving presence as I sing to Him! You don’t have to sound like Beyoncé! He’s not looking for the best vocals. He’s looking for someone to worship him in Spirit and truth ~ meaning with sincerity of heart and falling in love with Him!

If you don’t know any Christian worship songs, I have a public playlist on Soundcloud if you’d like to hear some!🤝 👇👇👇

https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/1uobMWScVB1cut3NA

But if you don’t have Soundcloud, my personal favourites are Jonathan Ogden’s worship sessions, Maverick city music, Hillsong worship and Elevation worship. You can find their songs on YouTube.

I hope this is all making sense in Jesus’ name. I’m grateful that you’ve read the whole way through!

If you need further explaining, you can add my Snapchat @j1vessel or email me @iiw59577@gmail.com

God bless you abundantly and may you grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer 💖🙌🕊

Amen 🙏

I love and appreciate you so much. But Jesus loves you more. ❤️🙌🥰

God bless you

Revival starts with obedience

⚡️⚡️⚡️

My Snapchat: @j1vessel

Twitter handle: @j1_vessel

For any queries, please email me: iiw59577@gmail.com

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