“And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our Salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on The Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” ~Romans 14:11-14 (NKJV).
I think that what this passage is trying to tell us is the fact that it is, “high time to awake out of sleep”; because now is the time to repent and come back to The Lord Christ for our Salvation is at hand. We need to stop all of our old ways and rededicate ourselves and our lives back to Him before anything else gets much worse than it already is. He wants to change the way that things already are for the good and not for the bad; especially since it’s a brand new year so ultimately it’s the perfect time to make all things new. It’s a blank slate and it’s up to us to start writing a new book with many new chapters taking place in our lives at this very moment for The Lord and not for our own selfish desires. This sounds pretty harsh, but it’s honestly not. Yes, the truth does hurt, but it will also set you free.
God wants us to stop living the lies of our dark past and come back into His delightful light. Who knows, we could be the light in someone else’s darkness. We are here to help and to encourage others out of their unfortunate circumstances and situations. God wants those who are down on their luck to know that their lives don’t have to be like this anymore and that their precious lives matter to someone like you to Him. The Lord doesn’t care how bad our past was or still is. He loves each of you so much and He doesn’t want to see you hurting any longer; He wants all of this pain and hurt to disappear as soon as possible; He needs you to know that life is way too short to be living this way day in and day out. You need to be happy and to do more of what you love on a daily basis. He loves to see all of His children happy, even me. It is not always easy, but it is so worth it; you just need to be brave and to take that first step of faith and He will take care of the rest.
God gave you some amazing gifts and talents and why do you think that is? It is because The Lord wants you to use your gifts and talents that He has blessed you with to help Him with the furthering of His Kingdom! That’s pretty profound, don’t you think? I sure think so. The whole point of this God thing is to give back to The Lord what He first gave you before you were even born. He’s no fool, He knows exactly what He’s doing and why He’s doing it before you do. It may not make sense to you at the moment, but I can guarantee you this: If you keep fasting and praying about these things, He will reveal to you what these certain gifts and talents mean. As soon as you understand these things, that will be when He will tell you specifically how to use them and what to do with them to help Him to continue to grow and expand His glorious Kingdom. Don’t ask questions, just be willing to go and do them. I promise that whatever it is that He needs you to do for Him, it will be great and so worth it in the end. If it is truly God’s will, then you’ll be awesome at it. Let me leave you with this; please don’t give up and keep on going no matter what. We need to pray through it and He will already be right there next to you holding your hand, and guiding you through it all. Amen? God Bless!
~With Love and in Christ,
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