It’s been a while hasn’t it? I’ve been through a type of spiritual crisis, I guess you can say… A lot of thoughts, still there, have been bothering and challenging me, but I’ve been encouraged to search again!
15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For everything in the world- the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does- comes not from the Father but from the world.
17 The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
I have actually started to read Romans this past Tuesday, but I just wanted to share this passage. (I’ve decided that I should revisit passages, so that it’s not something that I “read”, to make sure that I have actually understood and processed it)
I haven’t thought much about it, but I just see more and more how so many messages are repeated throughout the Bible.
One of the questions I had- What makes me different from good, non-Christian people out there in this world today? Well, the fact that I have Christ, but what makes me different? They serve in their communities, they don’t steal, etc., but what makes me different in the way I live? I think this has been a struggle of mine. There are people out there that don’t know Christ that simply don’t do things because they find them immoral. For us, we don’t follow the world because we’re commanded to, they are immoral according to God. So how are we different from people that do all the good actions, but don’t believe in Jesus? (This paragraph is pretty much unrelated to the passage, but I would really like some help on this…)
It’s always passages concerning the world that attracts my attention, most likely because of the fact that I am in college where I am surrounded by temptations and my curiosity pikes. It just reminds me of Pastor Dave’s sermon, graduation service 2009, where he stated that there is nothing in this world that will satisfy us. Only Jesus.
As much as it’s been a struggle interacting with non-Christians, God showed me that there are fellow Christians out here on UCI that know the Gospel.
I want to be a branch that bears fruit, and to be quite honest, I don’t know if I have bore any. I want to be useful.
Wow, this is what happens when there are so many scattered thoughts… Posts that are mumbled and jumbled.
Perhaps by striving to be set apart, I could bear fruit as I set an example.
I pray God, that I don’t fall into worldly things. It’s so hard, Father… I’ve fallen countless times, but thank You for picking me back up. Please get rid of the sinful cravings in my life. Help me, God, please…