Christian Values: Light, Love, Loyalty, Faith, Obedience, Gratitude, and Praise From The Struggle of Sanctification by Sonya Johnson
“Through the Lord’s mercies, we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning, Great is Your faithfulness. —Lamentations 3:22-23
We receive God’s gift of abundant mercies each day we awaken. And our response should reflect a heart bursting with gratitude, joy, and praise. We are privileged with the opportunity to experience our Heavenly Father’s blessings which produce spiritual growth and development. God’s Divine Intervention in giving Jesus provides us with forgiveness for our sins and the opportunity to receive eternal life [if we choose to accept His gift].
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
Jesus died only for humanity. Nor the angels or animals required salvation and redemption. We should embrace Jesus as if our lives depend on Him because they do.
Sanctification is growing daily spiritually. Spiritual transformation occurs in steps. The process of being transformed into the likeness–the character of Christ is progressive. Our part: Light, Love, Loyalty, Faith, Obedience, Gratitude, and Praise. Every day we pray and renew our commitment to living in the Light of Christ.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
In our weakness, we cannot change our hearts or characters. The Holy Spirit gives us Jesus’ strength along with wisdom and guidance to continue our lifelong journey on the Path of Righteousness.
Prayer and study of the Scriptures reinforce our Christian values. Our journey is dependent on keeping our relationship with Christ steadfast. Do not let anyone persuade you to go against your godly values, even if it means traveling with Jesus alone. Stand for Christ! Pray and ask God to change your heart and character. Remain steadfast! There is a great reward for the faithful.
“For, ‘In just a little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay.’ ” (Hebrews 10:37)
Bible Study: Galatians 5, verses 22-23
Prayer: Jesus, we give you our hearts and ask You to give us your strength. We desire to remain steadfast in Your light. Thank You for hearing and answering our prayer. In Your Holy name, we pray. Amen.
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