Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Civil War

We all know a Civil War is when a battle is fought within a country.
Such a war, splits and divides, placing a nationality against itself.

Much the same is a Civil War within oneself.
Do you have a war raging within yourself?
If so, it will hinder your walk with your Savour.

Matthew 12:25, tells us.
  And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, "every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation;
and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand."

Let's look at this in a personal aspect. 
Are you side tracked from who you should be in Jesus Christ?
Do you allow yourself to be sabotaged by outside influences?
Are you easily led by your evil desires.
Anything that directs you away from living a life pleasing to him will destroy you in the end.....
The thing you love the most in your life is what will come first in your thoughts and actions.

If you love God and also love something else beyond reason, then a war will rage within you. 

Are you confused?
Lets simplify this.
I love food, but if I over eat I am a glutton.  Then food will become my God..
and.....my health will fail. 
Likewise gossip is the same. It may seem harmless at the time, until we are caught up in it's ugly cycle. Then it damages everyone!!!

Jesus said,  "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
John 14:27


 
                                                             

12 comments:

  1. Nothing or no one else will give us peace the way Jesus does. I am grateful that He gives us His power and might as we are in this unseen battle everyday. God bless.

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  2. You've convicted me here - I do have a weight problem! I pray all the time and then I fail. Good thing God loves us failures too. sandie

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  3. When I think of 'every city or house divided against itself' I think what a pity we have so many bickering churches divided over secondary issues too. God's peace is the soothing breath of His Spirit, and so few churches manifest it. But thankfully I do know quite a few Christians who live it out, and their example remains an inspiration to me when I get het up about things myself.

    As always, thanks for an inspired post.

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  4. RCubes, the peace of JESUS IS BEYOND MEASURE.

    HI SANDIE, WE ALL FAIL...MYSELF INCLUDED, WE JUST NEED TO BE AWARE.

    PHILLIP, YES I HAD ACUALLY ALSO THOUGHT THIS CONCERNED BICKERING CHURCHES. HOWEVER, I FEEL WE NEED TO ALSO LOOK WITHIN AS WELL AS WITHOUT.
    BLESS YOU ALL....

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  5. Mary, I have this same picture on my wall, it reminds me of how God welcomed my son into heaven.....I find great comfort from it.

    Oh I am so pleased God loves my heart, the rest of me I'm not so sure.......I love your post dear friend........:-) Hugs

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  6. Good post - plenty to think about.

    God bless.

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  7. Hi Crystal Mary, I have already passed on the Lovely Blog Award to a few blog friends of mine!

    This post is a deep one. How true it is that we are often not aware of the civil war that the enemy tries to bring into our lives - sidetracking us and sabotaging our faith.

    May we be single minded in our faith, keeping our eyes focused on the goal alone.

    Love
    Lidj

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  8. Thanx for your visit Crystal Mary. I have responded to your comment on my Blog.

    God bless.

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  9. i like the way you view this with the Civial War. what in ourselves become are force. my weight.

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  10. I love reading your beautiful writings. You always inspire. God Bless You.
    Hugs
    June xx

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  11. great post,
    my second son was born on Christmas, what a gift from God, i believe.

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