God does not hide His message to man in scripture, and is very descriptive of what His will is for our life and of what He expects of us.
He wants us to be of one mind and of one accord in His will.
1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:1-5),(1 Peter 3:8-11),(Romans 15:5-7).
He wants us to renew our minds in His word and to be transformed to His will.
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:1-2),(Psalm 51:6-11),(Isaiah 40:29-31).
He wants us to repent and change our ways so that they are pleasing in His sight.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9),(Acts 2:38),(Acts 17:30).
As christians we are transformed and molded by the masters hand into what He has created us to be, to show forth His glory in this life!
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Good mornin miss Julia. Sunshine and joy in the LORD to you sister.
I agree wholeheartedly with your post.
I would only extra-reinforce that repentance of sins referenced here is the service of born-again Christians to God,
and is not speaking about the way that a spiritually-dead sinner becomes saved.
I hit this point over and over in my own writing miss Julia, because so often the person reading the post may misunderstand what’s being said.
God has very definitely call us out of darkness, and rightly expects us to be different than the world.
We are different, our hearts are new, and we detest the corruption that is our flesh.
2 Corinthians chapter 3 is where I like to go along with Ephesians 5 about this matter of the Christian’s guidance.
Thank you for sharing messages which are helpful to your brethren miss Julia. 🙂
I meant to write “Sonshine” and joy…
(The spelling correction sometimes automatically changes my wording when I hadn’t realized it)
Hello Lee….Your comment means alot and I hope you don’t mind I’m sharing with my readers a segment from your book about repentance. God Bless you as you walk with Him.
God bless you too sister.
That is very generous of you, thank you. Plus, sharing that chapter gives more context than isolating just the topic of repentance.
Good call miss Julia.
By the way, here’s a little bit of trivia about that book that I don’t recall if I mentioned it or not…
I’ve never made one cent to date from that book, and I never was going to make any money from that book.
Allow me to elaborate a little.
I wrote that as an e-book on Amazon Kindle. I wanted to list it free of charge, but Amazon being a for-profit business, requires that every e-book have a list price of at least 99 cents. (Although Amazon will sometimes run promotions at their discretion to offer books free of charge), the author doesn’t have that option. So like I said, I listed it at their minimum pricing of 99 cents.
The whole purpose of that book was to help people out of religious bondage, not to make money. So, what I did was, publish its entire contents on WordPress and Facebook. That way anyone can read the whole thing…free of charge. Just as I wanted.
And because it’s out there free, almost no one has bought the book. (I think it’s sold like 6 copies since I wrote it, and two of those were my purchases to check its content). 😀 So it didn’t even reach the $10 sales mark where royalties are paid.
If I do ever get proceeds from the book, I’m going to give it back into ministry elsewhere. Probably into KJV bible production.
Now you know a little more about the book, and my motive has never been to get money for sharing the information that God freely gives me.
When I see others who monetize their sites, it disgusts me.
God bless you and your family miss Julia 🙏
Thank you Lee for the info… I think others will benefit from what you went through to get the word out among the people. Bless you for this.