My grandmother was a woman of faith. She stood for Christian principles and if you knew her in any way you were in the presence of victorious Christian living. I learned many lessons of faith, hope, determination to follow God, standing on the promises of God’s word and “being more than a conqueror” that I realize from week to week. Her daughter, my mom, continues to be a beacon of light into these lessons and His word by continuing to stand for the truth. We all have access to truth when we read the Bible. Who was the first person who read the Bible to you? Did they have you to read the passage or did they read it? Can you remember what passage it was?
I started out doing video blogs. There’s a link to that google site. A particular video blog there was the first difficult experience I encountered posting. There were numerous problems I had to work through to get it accessible. Amazingly, the more difficult it became the more determined I was to get it done. And to God be the glory it IS posted – “PRAYER CHANGES THINGS”.
When you are faced with difficulty what is your immediate response?
I know that “letting go and letting God” is not always a first response. Trial and error is sometimes necessary to arrive at the place where you know your are in need for Heavenly intervention. You can get so animated that you just “look up”.
Prayer is not a hardship but I know what it feels like when it is. The causes of my unwillingness to pray are rooted in my human nature. There is a constant warfare present in all of us that is between doing it my way and doing it God’s way. Romans 7 is written to address this dilemma.
I have found out that a synergy between the two wills – soul and spirit – is possible only when the Holy Spirit is actively in control. I give Him that control when I pray, when I read the Bible, when I meditate on Scripture, when I sing hymns, Psalms and good gospel music and when I fellowship with other children of God. When these activities are not present I am left with all of the appeal of the world as a poor substitute. So I have a responsibility to CHOOSE which way I will direct my thoughts and actions from day to day.
Being More Than a Conqueror becomes your identity when you choose God’s way and not the way of the world which is natural.