Spirit Life Walk

When the Going Gets Tough

August 03, 2022 Sarah Bachtold Season 2 Episode 26
Spirit Life Walk
When the Going Gets Tough
Show Notes

I don't watch the news very much. I am however inundated with headlines in my email inbox from a news outlet and I get several emails daily and weekly from non-profits keeping me up to date on the sheer chaos that's going on in our world. My heart is to keep aware of these things but I never want them to take my focus or my peace. We have to keep our hands on the plow lest we make a mess of our field. We cannot afford to let the cares of the world or the lust for other things invade our space in Christ. These come in and seek to fill our field with weeds and tangle us up in brambles. Chaos ensues. There is a way however to stay ABOVE all the craziness--stay IN Christ Jesus! Stay IN Him through staying in church AND staying in reading and obeying God's Word, the Bible AND here's a big one friend, keep your lamps full of oil by praying in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our Guide into All Truth and helps us stay on track. His Word wielded by our tongue keeps our head from steering us off track--this is where we get renewed. This is how experience a transformation where we reflect the life and Light of the Lord Jesus to others. Then and only then can we do the works of Christ the way He prefers them done. So, we either buckle up and say, "okay, I know the storm is coming, but I am founded on the Rock of the Lord Jesus Christ, and I know I will be okay if I stay close to Him!" or we try to keep ourselves looking good and presentable to others while crumbling internally because we fail to put Jesus first in our private life. The devil likes that. He likes to make us a whole lot of something when inside we are all bound up, so that when we get big, we are really a hollow tree, rotted from within. Don't allow yourself to be a Christian in name only. Today is the day to get right with Jesus, to repent and forgive yourself, AND to forgive others. When it comes down to the tough times, it is really the litmus test as they say for whether or not we really love Jesus. I've you're listening, you're still on track! You still want to walk with Jesus and get to know the Holy Spirit. If this really is the season where more persecution comes, we may even see more tests to see how much we really love Him. Will we follow Jesus if we lose everything through our allegiance to Him? It comes down to a decision on our part. So when the going gets tough, the tough get going--meaning, we don't give up, we press in, we dig in and fight back and overcome through the Blood of Jesus and the Name of Jesus and our Testimony. We overcome because we refuse to do anything apart from the direction of the Lord Jesus. We overcome as a BODY of Christ, not a wandering sheep that jumps from church to church or stays home to "have church" by watching TV and self-isolating. Don't be hiding out. We've got work to do for Jesus. It's all hands on deck! #overcomersinChrist #JesusisKing #AbundantLife #SpiritGuide 

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