When we explore a group of results about True Believers, or Christians, we find they don’t plan to depart from following God’s plan. I believe just like when I do it, they/we just naturally, usually habitually follow their flesh desires, instead of continuing to follow the leading of Jesus Christ. Put a little different, Christians don’t plan to sin, they haven’t fully renewed their Minds. They have not learned, or prepared their Hearts, before the temptation suddenly is upon them. A Christian, Newborn Child of God, need to take time immediately after becoming Saved, find out how to start your day? Ask to talk with a Pastor, or Minister, so you can get answers to all the important need to do daily tasks. Because it is very important to begin your day, 1. Get in the habit of putting on the Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-11, 10. Finally be strong in the Lord, and in His mighty power 11. Put on the full Armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Then make time to talk with God, our Heavenly Father or Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior in Prayer. While Praying ask God to help you understand the Word of God you will make time to Read and study your Bible after Praying. Get into studying and Reading daily in your Bibles, God’s Word. Praying God will prepare them, through fellowship and getting into Bible study group with other Christians.
My testimony of what I did as a Newborn Child of God, I was pretty stubborn, stuck following, same sad, bad, habits. Every so often when I needed something I would Pray, then get frustrated because usually my prayer would go unanswered. Finally after a few years I learned to enjoy receiving answered prayers, I learned to begin my day off right by learning I should Pray first thing in the Morning. Praying for God to make me useful, to God, preparing me to share my Testimony, or past life experiences, which God would use successfully to help others. I had a few wow moments after Praying for God to give me Wisdom and understanding of His Word in my Bible. When I humbly ask God in prayer before I start reading my Bible, God gladly hears and answers my prayer, and helps me understand for sure.
God for sure answered that prayer, helping me to continue renewing my Mind. I was shocked totally when a huge issue I had with a very angry, mouthy Guy, that could push my buttons and get me very angry. A few weeks earlier our Pastor did his Sermon on Praying for our enemies. I even amazed myself, while Paul was talking crap about me and my family, which normally would of gotten Paul punched out as soon he mentioned anything concerning my family. Paul was so lucky, my girlfriend Debbie mentioned the Pastors Message, for me to stay calm and Pray for Paul. When Paul couldn’t get me angry, he continued working. But later I heard Paul cussing up a storm, I had to go see what was causing Paul’s anger. I couldn’t keep from laughing, Paul had two flat tires, without a jack and only one spare. I had to leave the area, so I could quit laughing, so I went back to work, about an hour later Paul very politely came and ask if I could take him to buy a tire and rim. I surprised Paul with the fact, my Spare and rim were a perfect match, so I let who earlier was my enemy was now my friend borrow my Spare and use my jack. Paul was very surprised that I gladly helped him.
We find in Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will. We each surrendered our heart to God and our old self was crucified with Christ when we became Christians (Romans 6:6). Jesus reminds us that this surrender is something each of us should do daily (Luke 9:23). We need to put the old sinful life aside every day and choose to live for Jesus in response to God’s grace. As we begin this new year, let’s make it our spiritual habit to consciously offer ourselves to the Lord and joyously live under his lordship of Jesus each day.