Why do we struggle or sin?
John 6:35 - And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
The Lord tells us today, the main reason we suffer in life is because we do not acknowledge Him and believe in Him.
The Lord is everywhere and there is nowhere one can go away from Him. His Throne is in Heaven but his presence is everywhere. Even if we have sinned very much yet the Lord can be on hand only if we acknowledge Him. The reason we sin also is because we do not believe in Him and acknowledge that He is right next to us.
Just imagine if God was man and stood right next to us, how well behaved would we have been. But since is Spirit we acknowledge Him only when we are in need of Him, else we shut our conscience and think no one is seeing what we are doing. The other reason why we sin is also because we love to believe in lies but not in truth. We believe that gratification of the flesh (our carnal self) will give us pleasures forever. Although we all know this is not true, yet for that given period of time when we are in that situation under temptation, we sense to believe in the lie; like Adam and Eve did.
It will amaze you to know in the Bible the grammar of the words also tell us if we need to get out of temptation get out of the situation, not necessary in place physically or in time but could also be in feelings. It is only when we escape that situation will we realize the mistake we would have fallen into.
The easiest way to escape the situation is to redirect our focus by acknowledging the presence of the Lord or coming / calling unto Him.
Know your God and believe in Him, and all our problems will be like an ant in front of us.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, God forgive us for the times when we fell because we did not acknowledge your presence. We shut our spiritual eyes and continued doing the wrongs we did ignoring your presence. We know You alone are life for us and your Word gives life yet we chose to believe in lies and gratify our carnal self. Lord, remind us at all times that You are there with us and in us so that your glory surrounds us...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
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