It’s Simple, Simply Put!

In my previous blog, there was an idea that “Christianity is simple, simply put.” What does this mean? Before we can carry on any further, we need to understand the word humble.  Humble means having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s importance or worth. It basically states that we’re not all that! America, unfortunately, is an egotistical country. I can make my relationship with my wife better. I could stop smoking if I wanted. If I work overtime, I can get us out of this financial crisis.”  Hate to burst your bubble, but no YOU can’t! We were put on this earth to be a light for which Jesus Christ can show His glory. That has nothing to do with us. Pride is what we have when we make the “I can” statements separate from Christ’s power.  Pride says the Devil has your soul. Humility, on the contrary, means that we abide in the spirit of Jesus Christ. As humans, we are the flesh of spiritual warfare. What devours my heart, as well as many others, is how we allow the Devil to creep into our hearts and tell us that we are undeserving of God’s love. From the first breath of man, the Devil tempted us and won in the garden.  However, we forget that the Father gave life to us. “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1: 26-27).

Understand, however, the presence of sin. “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). Sin sprouts in every human being in the world. I have sinned, you have sinned, President Barack Obama has sinned, Pope John Paul II sinned, etc… You might think, “Okay, case closed. I guess we’re all riding the highway to hell.” NO! Not over Jesus Christ’s dead body! Simply put, God wants our time and attention and faith. Look at your financial crisis and have faith in God. Look at murder from one end of the earth to the other and have faith in God. Look at the consequences in our world caused by sin and have faith in God. It’s simple, simply put. Do me favor; go drive a car on an interstate highway with a blindfold covering your eyes. Just kidding don’t you dare! But how preposterous is that idea? However, spiritually speaking, we drive with blindfolds covering our eyes. Spend time talking to God throughout the day, let Him lead you, and see for yourself. Hand the steering wheel over, recline your seat, look to the Heavens, and enjoy the ride. Christianity is simple, simply put!

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