Thought for the day #310
PROVING OUR RELATIONSHIP
1 John 2:3-6 (New American Standard Bible
3 And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 5 but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: 6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
The enemy loves to play mind games with God's people. He plans thoughts of doubt fear and skepticism within our minds.
It is not uncommon for a Christian to be challenged with questionable thoughts about the relationship with God. You may have done yourself wondering, if you are really redeemed. This is not all uncommon.
The Scripture gives strong direction of evidence in answer to such thoughts.
For instance we know that we are saved because of the Spirit that is within us.
The above text makes it very clear that regardless of feelings or thought, we know that our relationship with him is solid and acceptable when we do those things he commanded us to do.
Take inventory. Are you living like a Christian? Are you obeying his word? Are you following his commandments?
When answering “yes” to these questions, you can be assured that your relationship with Jesus, our Lord and Redeemer is acceptable.
Take your authority and rebuke
the enemy and the doubt and fear that he tries to place within your mind. You're
a child of God, part of the household of
Dear Heavenly Father, the enemy constantly harasses me with uncertain thoughts. I hate to admit it, but sometimes I question my relationship with you. Please forgive me. Teach me how to use my authority and rebuke the enemy. I know that I belong to you, because I strive to keep your commandments. I pray in the name of my Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen