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How we “Baby Step” our way to Christ


stagesMany times as Christians we convince ourselves that the day we give our lives to Christ, that is the day that we automatically become perfect.

It is as if we expect God to split the sky and send down a special beam that will automatically make us perfect and sinless, so that we will never sin again.

This thinking is simply not True, and it can actually be dangerous to our growth and development in Christ. When Christians mess up, immediately they are attacked by the enemy who then tries to make them question their salvation.

We often hear things like…

“You aren’t really a christian”

“how could a real Christian do that?”

“You can’t be saved when you still are messing up everyday”

These are common attacks that Christians find going on in their minds usually after they come short or make a mistake.

But it is important that we understand exactly how God sees the us. When God looks at believers he sees a child. But not just any child, but his child.

Now imagine you see your baby trying to learn to walk, wouldn’t be proud?Man Holding Up an Infant

Now what If you see your baby trying to walk and they fall or trip

would you be Angry at them?

Heavens no! Of course not!

Why? Because they are a baby who is learning to walk on their own, so of course they are going to fall until they become strong enough to keep their balance!

Likewise, God is our heavenly father! He is proud of ALL believers who are striving for righteousness, even when they fall!

Although it would make things a lot easier for the most of us if God just made us perfect over night, it simply does not work that way.

Although God could do this, if he did…
he would be doing the work for us instead of with us.

God is all powerful, but when it comes to humankind he chooses to work with us when it comes our spiritual growth.

although he does not make us all perfect with the snap of his finger,

he does however sends his holy spirit to guide and to comfort us on our journey to becoming more like him.

The scripture says…

(Rom 8:26)  In the same way the Spirit also comes to help us with our weaknesses. For we do not know how we ought to pray; the Spirit himself pleads with God for us in groans that words cannot express.

(Rom 8:27)  And God, who sees into our hearts, knows what the thought of the Spirit is; because the Spirit pleads with God on behalf of his people and in accordance with his will.

So as we can see, although we are not perfect we are striving for perfection.

And not only are we striving for perfection, but the spirit of God is striving with us to help bring us closer and closer to perfection.

This does not mean that we will not make mistakes, but what this means is that God himself with help us with our weaknesses (infirmities).

Sometimes we allow ourselves to get depressed because we made a mistake that we actually can be placed under bondage by our sins.

But remember that Jesus bore all of your sins that day on the cross.

We have no right to feel condemned by your sin because Jesus was condemned for our sins already. We are attempting to pay a debt that was already paid!

(Rom 8:1)  There is no condemnation now for those who live in union with Christ Jesus.

But we must realize that as long as we are in this Natural body…
sin, death, and corruption will always be with us.

But unlike the world, as believers we should celebrate because we have a future hope!

Our future hope is the day that God will restore all things and reveal us as his children!

(Rom 8:19)  All of creation waits with eager longing for God to reveal his children.

(Rom 8:20)  For creation was condemned to lose its purpose, not of its own will, but because God willed it to be so. Yet there was the hope

(Rom 8:21)  that creation itself would one day be set free from its slavery to decay and would share the glorious freedom of the children of God.

So although we do not quite visually appear to be the children of God,

the spirit of God is a witness that we are indeed God’s children!

(Rom 8:16)  God’s Spirit joins himself to our spirits to declare that we are God’s children.

 

And once that day comes, we will actually be changed to look like our father!

So yes we are not perfect now, but keep taking baby steps toward Christ

you resemble him more than you think 🙂

Deon

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  • Alicia Wright

    I believe that the enemy keeps attacking Christians as soon as the decision is made to follow Christ to see if he can out last our strength and will power, and the truth is he can, but another glorious side of this disadvantage is that Christ died so that He can live victorious through us.

    Galatians 2:19-21 New King James Version (NKJV) says………

    19 For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”

    I am grateful to be able to partake of another man’s wisdom to know and learn of Christ, Thank you my brother for posting this post, so that the Christian Nation can be edified, in knowing that (King James Version (KJV))
    Proverbs 24:16-18…..”16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again”

    It is by Faith and Faith alone, that we will walk in complete and total victory in Christ, we must understand, truly that when we are in Christ there is no more condemnation to them that believe

    II Corinthians 5:21, “For He [God the Father] hath made Him [God
    the Son] to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the
    righteousness of God in Him.”

    • deon_L

      Amen sis Alicia!

      Although we are surrounded on every side, we can take comfort knowing that though we may not be perfect yet…

      we have already fulfilled the law!

      But NOT though our OWN works…. but through the Eternal and FINISHED work of Jesus Christ!

      (Rom 3:24) Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

      (Rom 3:25) Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

      (Rom 3:26) To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

  • Alicia Wright

    I believe that the enemy keeps attacking Christians as soon as the decision is made to follow Christ to see if he can out last our strength and will power, and the truth is he can, but another glorious side of this disadvantage is that Christ died so that He can live victorious through us.

    Galatians 2:19-21 New King James Version (NKJV) says………

    19 For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain.”

    I am grateful to be able to partake of another man’s wisdom to know and learn of Christ, Thank you my brother for posting this post, so that the Christian Nation can be edified, in knowing that (King James Version (KJV))
    Proverbs 24:16-18…..”16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again”

    It is by Faith and Faith alone, that we will walk in complete and total victory in Christ, we must understand, truly that when we are in Christ there is no more condemnation to them that believe

    II Corinthians 5:21, “For He [God the Father] hath made Him [God
    the Son] to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the
    righteousness of God in Him.”

    • deon_L

      Amen sis Alicia!

      Although we are surrounded on every side, we can take comfort knowing that though we may not be perfect yet…

      we have already fulfilled the law!

      But NOT though our OWN works…. but through the Eternal and FINISHED work of Jesus Christ!

      (Rom 3:24) Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

      (Rom 3:25) Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

      (Rom 3:26) To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.