I don’t know if you’ve ever written a book or a blog post and found yourself thinking, “What should I write next?” Yeah, I’ve been finding that and it called writer’s block. I feel I’ve got the big things out there, like the Gospel, and have no idea what to do next. That may be why I haven’t written anything for a bit of a long time.
On a different train of thought, I know there’s a lot of Christians out there who struggle with sin. We all do, I do, and I’ve been thinking of a way to simplify our struggle.
I don’t know if you like cycling. I do, however, going up hills is very hard- and really steep hills is even worse. Sometimes you feel like turning around and going back down. Plus, if there’s a headwind or it raining, er, that really doesn’t help at all.
This is the same as the Christian life. It’s like going up a hill. You want to turn around and go back to your sin. Sometimes you stop for a while and wallow in sin for a while before waking back up and asking for the Lord’s forgiveness and carrying back on up. You turn a corner, expecting the end to be just there- only to find it’s a long time off.
Just keep going. The Lord tells us that, as Christians, we should abstain from sin.
2 Timothy 2:19
“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
Dear brother or sister, the going is tough, but to obey the Lord, we have to do it, as our reasonable service.
“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.”
So don’t stop and turn around. Keep going up – your reward is with the Lord. You are safe in His Hands. Ask for the Holy Spirit to guide you in all your ways. Trust Him and ask for the Mind of Christ.