Thursday, 26 February 2015

When we Come to Communion.

When we come to Communion...

 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me... John 12:32

Communion, Eucharist, The Love Meal, the Bread & the Wine is central to Christianity.  The partaking of it is a command.  One that most denominations follow though our understanding of what it means, the how & the when, may differ & the denomination I most closely affiliate with does not practise it.
The practise of communion, by whatever name it goes by, has always fascinated me.  What is it about this humble meal of bread & wine that Jesus had in mind at that final Passover meal?  It was then, as they shared the final cup, the cup of the Kingdom, that Jesus ended the old covenant, at least symbolically.  I know, it gets strange when a Lit major takes to religion, doesn't it?  The bread & the wine was never going to just be the bread & the wine.   How could it?  This is symbolism that goes all the way back to Abraham & Melchizedek.

This simple meal holds so much rich symbolism I am unlikely to cover it all so I will just touch on a few of the more pertinent points here.  

Firstly:  I have mentioned this is a covenant meal.  You will find a fuller explanation of covenant here. There are 2 elements to covenant: flesh & blood.  The flesh is broken; the blood is poured out because For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.  Oh. My.  Even way back in Leviticus!

Jesus names the elements: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for youthis do in remembrance of me...

Ever since whatever is used to represent Jesus body, whether it is a wafer, flatbread, unleavened bread or ordinary bakehouse bread, it is broken in two ~ & it is broken in two so that the one making the covenant may pass between the pieces.  I don't think there is any mistake about what Jesus is doing here.  He is making covenant, which would be sealed on the cross & fulfilled at His resurrection. 

Now the bread that Jesus would have used would have been unleavened Passover bread such as this:
 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed....1 Peter 2:24 

As you can see matzeo bread is striped ~ & punctured.  Jesus would have known he was about to be whipped bloody, have a crown of thorns pushed down on His head & nails driven between the fine bones of His wrists & ankles as He took this bread & tore it in two.  For centuries the Jews celebrated this meal with this bread not knowing Christ was represented there.

Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you....Luke 22:20

I am going to say outright that while I have read & understand the arguments for the *wine* being grape juice & non~alcoholic I do not believe they are valid & I will tell you why.  Firstly, the custom, as it still is in many of these regions where wine is drunk routinely, was to water the wine: one measure of wine to 2 of water.  This is because the water is contaminated & full of germs.  The wine, being antiseptic, acted as a purifier ~ I'm sure you can make the analogy!  It is Jesus blood that purifies us!

Now there is one final point I would like to make because I think this is central to the taking of communion, to life in Christ, to walking out our faith.

What we are meant to do in communion is both to recognise Christ's sacrifice for us & to exalt him.  The word used in John 12:32 is  ὑψόω (hypsoō) & means to exalt, not simply to *lift up*.  We are to exalt our Lord & Saviour.  When we do this He is able to draw us with Him into the abundant life in God that we are meant to share.  

As we prepare for communion & enter into he fellowship of believers who are in covenant relationship with Christ, we are meant to exalt His Holy name & what He has done for us.  Then we can lay claim to all the promises Christ's sacrifice bought us: healing, blessing, grace, abundance, joy, peace ~ all this in the midst of trouble & turmoil because we have not been taken out of the world.  We are in the world but we are no longer meant to be of it.  In the partaking of the communion meal we recognise we are in a new covenant, a people called out, set apart, a holy priesthood, a peculiar people, salt & light in a world that knows not its saviour.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Waging War Against the Enemy of Our Souls.

Have you ever noticed that it is often almost impossible to do that which you want to do, that which you know you should do, the very thing you know will help you the most?  Becoming a Christian is a bit like throwing down the gauntlet to the devil or thumbing your nose at him & not expecting any retaliation.  Not going to happen.  As Peter says, he’s on the prowl, like a hungry lion. 

Unfortunately what often happens is we get so excited that another soul has been saved that we forget to issue the warning & we forget to teach because it is in the teaching we discover God has made provision for our victory in Him.

So the first thing I want to do is look at some of the things scripture says about satan.

Isiah 14:12~ 14 "How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations! 13"But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north. 14'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'

This is a prophetic passage that works at multiple levels.  I want to be clear that we are looking at this passage as it applies to satan & not as it applies to the king of Babylon.
There are 5 I wills in this passage.  I will ascend to heaven ~ the kingdom of God.  It is an act of rebellion after he is cut down to earth; I will raise my throne above the stars of God ~ which is to claim equal rulership with God; I will sit on the mount of the assembly  ~ that is Mount Moriah, the temple mount, the very place where God has established His name; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds ~ he thinks he is superior to every other made thing; I will make myself like the most High ~ make himself a god.

Something extra is added at the beginning & it is very telling. You who have weakened the nations!   Satan is capable of weakening the nations ~ creating disorder & havoc & he does this through trade.

John 10:10 says his purpose is to steal, kill & destroy. 

John 12:31 tells us that he is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey.

2nd Corinthians 4:4 says he has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe.

John 8:44 says He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.

1 Peter 5:8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

Now A fully grown male lion weighs as much as 225 kilos.  I mention this because a lot of that weight is going to come against our minds & must be fought from the mind’s ground.  I also mention it because as a man thinketh, so is he. Proverbs 23:7 The first battle will be waged in, with & against our minds.  This is the first assault.  If we lose here we will lose the entire battle.  There is no reason we should lose because Scripture says we have been given a *sound mind* 2Timothy 7  Luke 10:9 says we have been given power over the enemy but more than anything else we know that in every way, at every threshold, Jesus totally defeated satan at the cross.  He is a defeated enemy but he will do his utmost to convince us that that is not so because ~ he is a liar.

2nd Cor 10:5 teaches that we are to bring every thought captive to Christ & Romans 2 instructs us to renew our minds so we  need to understand properly what scripture is teaching us because that is how we will defeat all the fiery darts of the enemy.

Ephesians 6 has a very well known passage generally referred to as the Christian’s armour ~ but it is armour that will do us no good at all if we do not learn how to apply the word to our lives & use the tools we have been given.  I know that last year some of you sat under the full teaching of this under Perry Stone so use this as a refresher course to check all is in place as it should be.  And I am only going to address one aspect of the full armour today because we are discussing the enemy & we are discussing how his first assault is against the mind.

Ephesians 6:16 teaches us that the shield of faith is used to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.  Well & good but let us start by identifying what exactly these fiery darts are & then we will discuss our shield of faith & how we are to use it.

Paul was writing during the Roman period & so he references things he knew in the Roman world.  The Roman soldier was a common sight throughout the empire & most people would have been familiar with the dress & equipment of those soldiers.  They would have been somewhat familiar with how warfare was waged against those

soldiers & how they defended themselves against the attacks of the enemy.  They were not some picture in a history book.
If we draw a parallel with our time we are generally aware of Isis ~ their black garb, the black headband, the black flag, the bismillah, their methods of warfare & execution & something of what they believe.

Stay with me.  I will try & go slowly & thoroughly because we are meant to be overcomers & this is one of God’s *helps*.  Paul understood that there were 3 types of arrows that could be used in battle in his day.

1.     An ordinary battle arrow with a sharp metal tip

2.   An ordinary arrow who’s metal tip had been dipped in pitch.  The pitch could be set alight.  If it hit its target it caused a small fire, causing either damage or distraction.

3.   The 3rd type of arrow was particularly nasty. The stem of the arrow would be hollowed out & filled with a combustible substance & the tip lit. When it hit its target the stem would split resulting in a sudden explosion of fire that spread quickly.  We've all seen the movie shots because it looks great on film.  These are the fiery arrows scripture talks about.

All these arrows could cause a lot of damage if they got through the defences & pierced the armour of a soldier.

Now, we have identified satan as our enemy.  Paul warns us that our enemy shoots fiery darts at us so what are those darts?

These can be
1.    sudden thoughts that satan shoots into our minds.
2.    Imaginations that are not from God
3.    Unfounded accusations from the enemy

Satan is not particularly original & he tends to plough up the same ground over & over again.  Because he is so predictable it should be relatively easy to spot his attacks but because he is a deceiver believers are often deceived.

So let’s identify the most common forms of attack:
1.    Fear ~ but God says: For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline [or a sound mind]…2 Tim 1:7

2.    Lust ~  1 John 2:16 tells us For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

3.    Sudden Anger ~ But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Matthew 5:22

4.    Mental oppression ~ And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who    were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. Acts 10:38

6.    A feeling of condemnation ~ when God plainly says in Romans 8:1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.

All temptation is to be resisted unless our thoughts become deeds & our deeds sin, our sin bondages.

2 Corinthians 10:5 says we are to cast down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Now we fight the enemy with the sword of the word & that is one reason why knowing what the word says is of such importance. We put the word in our mouths & speak it out to rebuke satan but our defence is our shield of faith so let’s look at how that works.

In Roman times the soldiers had 2 shields: a ceremonial shield & the shield they used in battle.  We are talking warfare so it is the battle shield I will be referring to. This was a large concave structure about 4 feet high ~ in other words nearly as big as I am. 

Now each soldier had his Individual shield, his individual protection, but the shields could also be joined together to protect the whole army.  Never forget you can join your faith to the faith of other believers for extra strength & extra protection!

Now I am going to say bluntly here I am not going to squabble with other Christians over doctrine. Paul says in  Ephesians 4:4There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.…We are unified in Christ through His Spirit & as RUPERTUS MELDENIUS says so succinctly  'In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.Our enemy is not other Christians & so we need to keep our focus on where the real battle is & who the real enemy is.

When it comes to faith there are different levels of faith.

There is no faith Mark 4:40

If you are a believer though you have a measure of faith because you have saving faith & Romans 12:3 tells us God has dealt to each a measure of faith.

There is *little faith* Matt 8:26

Weak faith Romans 4:19

Strong faith Romans 4:20

And Great faith Matt 8:10

We want to build our faith & scripture tells us faith comes by hearing, & hearing by the word of God  Romans 10:17 ~ so there is another reason for knowing what the word of God says.  It builds your faith! Faith is our defensive shield so we want a good strong one that will quench all the fiery darts of the enemy!

Now a Roman shield was made by layering thin wooden strips in a wickerwork pattern covered by leather.  The problem with leather is it can become dry, cracked & brittle.  That sort of shield becomes a liability, not a protection!

Soldiers carried flasks of olive oil with which to anoint their shields keeping them battle ready.  The oil represents the Holy Spirit.  We keep our Spirits energized with the oil of the Holy Spirit.   Jude 1:20 … tells us to build ourselves up in the faith by praying in the Holy Spirit. The next question is a practical question:  how do we do this?

This is where tongues comes in.  One of the purposes of tongues is to build up our spirit.  Now I know not all of you speak in tongues.  Perhaps you don’t want this gift.  Perhaps you don’t understand it.  Perhaps it frightens you.  Perhaps you have been taught it is evil.  What do you do?  I am not going to tell anyone they must speak in tongues because scripture makes provision for all of us, wherever we are on our journey with Christ.

We have mentioned speaking forth the word of God because faith comes by hearing.  Psalm 22:3 Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.  There is something about praise that releases the anointing of God. So praise. And always prayer ~ all sorts of prayer.

Now I am going to say something that should be self~evident but which we often forget & then beat ourselves up over failures.  We become overcomers by overcoming.  We learn from opportunities to put into practice that which we know.  We learn from doing & doing builds up our spiritual muscles.

We become giants of faith by exercising our faith but if we never get opportunities to practice we never grow stronger & so we are to expect trials & tribulations just as Jesus Himself warned.  These are a grace of God.  He allows tests into our life just because they give us opportunities to practice & we practice diligently because we are adopted children & co~heirs with Christ & as such we are soldiers in a holy army called to wage war against all the forces of evil & following after Jesus to do as He did ~ & this is what He did….

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Luke 4:18/19

So we go forth to preach the gospel, heal the broken hearted, preach deliverance, the acceptable year, set at liberty, recover sight ~ & we can do all this because our shield of faith is firmly in place & the sword of the Spirit is active in our lives.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Your Heavenly Father ~ Rabqa

Reading: Psalm 23


Today we are going to look at what it means to be adopted by our Heavenly Father, it takes time to get to know our natural parents, so we need to put in the time getting to know our Heavenly Father, through reading His word, by worshipping Him. 

 1Jn4:16(N K J) & we have known & believe that the love that God has for us. God is love, & he who abides in love abides in God & God in him.   

The Bible tells us many times that God loves us. But how many of God's children still lack revelation concerning God's love? The truth is, very few of Gods people really know how much He loves them. If they did, they would act &  differently. Years ago when I came to Christ I was studying how we could receive His love, THEN I suddenly realised I was in desperate need of it myself. The Lord led me in my study to this verse we have just read & emphasised the importance of His love. This means that God's love should be something we are actually aware of. But how does one find this awareness. 
as you study this subject you will become conscious of God's love for you through thinking about His love & by confessing it aloud. I encourage you to learn the Scriptures on the love of God, & meditate on them, confess them out of your mouth. Over time the revelation of His unconditional love will become a reality to you, as it did for me. 
His love is so real to me now that even in hard times I am comforted by consciously knowing that He loves me. 

Rom 8:35-39 tells us we cannot be separated from His love.(N L T) 
 Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say "for your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep." No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us. & I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angles nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below.-indeed, nothing all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

For those of us who are discouraged this is a powerful passage gives assurance of Christ's love, active at every moment in our life. Are any causes of discouragement greater then those Paul mentions? & if not, then we are never separated from Christ's love. 

As parents love to give gifts to their children, our Heavenly Father delights in giving to His Children as we see in Matt 7:11(N K J) If then you being evil, know how to give good gifts to your Children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him. 

Heb 11:6  NKJ) says... he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. 
I rejoiced when I finally realised this! I know I made many mistakes in the past, BUT I also know I have diligently sought the Lord with all my heart, & that means I qualify for these rewards. I decided long ago that even though I didn't deserve them I would receive any blessing that God wanted to give me. I hope you will do the same also. 

James 11:7 (N K J) says Every good  & perfect gift is from above & come down from the Father of lights... 

We should be thanking Him that every good & perfect gift in our life comes down from Him, & that there is never any variation with Him. 

Ps 145:8-9 ( N K J) The Lord is gracious & full of compassion, slow to anger & great in mercy.  The Lord is good to all & His tender mercies are over all His works. 

It is God's desire to be gracious & full of compassion, He will not force it on us, He is a gentleman, it is our choice to receive it. 

Deut 30:19 NKJ) explains it... I have set before you life & death, blessings & curses; therefore choose life, that your dependants may live. 
Thousands of thoughts are presented to our minds every day, & we must allow our minds to be renewed after the Spirit not the flesh. our carnal or wordily fleshly minds have so much practice operating freely that we think wrong thoughts without much effort at all. On the other hand, we have to purposely choose to think the right thoughts. After we have finally decided to be like-minded with God, then we will need to choose & continue to choose right thoughts. 

We have choices to make throughout our lives. in Deut 30:19 the Lord is saying to us His children, that He has set before us life & death & urges us to choose life. In pro 18:21 tells us we can choose life or death. & also says that death & life are in the power of the tongue, & they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit that is death or life. our thoughts become our words, therefore, it is vitally important that we choose life giving thoughts. 

ITim 2:4 teaches that although God desires the salvation of all men He does not violate their opportunity to choose. 

Our Father will forgive  & forget our sins He is rich in compassion & has made way for our sins to be both forgiven & forgotten. 

Ps 103 :2-3 ( N K J) says, Bless the Lord, O my soul & forget not all His benefits. Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases. 

Rehearse periodically all of God's blessings as a source of encouragement & faith. 

Ps 103 :12 NKJ) tell us how much we have been forgiven that As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. 

This verse is telling us that our transgressions shall never rise up in judgement against us, if we thoroughly forsake them, God will forgive them. The sins of believers shall not be remembered. 

 1Jn 1:9 NLT) tell us what we must do when we sin If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful & just to forgive us our sins & cleanse us from all wickedness. 

Notice that it says if we will confess our sins to God , He will cleanse us. I believe this is the spiritual parallel to the way our physical blood continuously cleanses our body. 

Just as our blood works for us all the time to keep us cleansed from all poison, the blood of Jesus works all the time, continuously cleansing us from sin. 
This verse clearly states that there is only one requirement on our part & that is to freely admit that we have sinned & confess our sins. 

An example is of Jesus healing the sick is shown in Matt 8:15-18 (N L T) When Jesus arrives at Peters house, Peters mother in law was sick in bed with a high fever. But when Jesus touched her hand, the fever left her. Then she got up & prepared a meal for Him. That evening many demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. He cast out the evil spirits with a simple command, & He healed the sick. This fulfilled the word of the Lord through the prophet Isaiah, who said He took our sickness & removed our diseases. 

In verse 15 we see that the cure was immediate & complete & as evidence she served Him. 

 2Tim 1:7 NKJ) says that we will be free from all fear :For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power & of love & of a sound mind 

This verse teaches that timidity which is the same as fear, is not from God  & that God gives us power, love, a clam & well balanced mind, discipline, & self control. 

Fear will never stop coming against us. we must learn to do what God tell us to do whether we feel fear or not. we must do it, afraid or not if necessary, but that is what courage does; it feels the fear & does it anyway. We are not cowards if we feel fear. We are cowards only if we let fear rule our decisions. 

In Rom 8:15 NLT) Paul explains So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when He adopted you as His own Children. Now we call Him Abba Father. 

Abba is the Aramaic word for Daddy so we can call Him Daddy God. This verse tell us that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of adoption. Here, the word adoption means that we have been bought into God's family even though we were previously outsiders, unrelated to Him in any way. We were sinners serving satan, but God in His great mercy redeemed us & purchased us with the blood of His own Son. Think of yourself as a child of God that you are loved, accepted,  & empowered by His unconditional love for you. 

You can be confident that your Heavenly father longs to to talk with you, & help you in all areas of your life. As we have seen from the Scriptures He loves you & wants to reward you with good things. He has completely forgiven you & longs to heal you & make you whole 

Jn 17:23 NKJ) I in them & you in me, that they made be made perfect in one, & that the world may know that you have sent Me, & have loved them, as you have loved me. 

This verse is teaching us to commit ourselves to bringing unity in the Church. 

Godly living is, living in, through & for Jesus. 
Godliness can be summarised in three words: love, obedience, & unity. By living godly lives, we learn to see things as God does & adopt His word as our only standard.   

Ps 23( N L T) 
The Lord is my Shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honour to His name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me, Your rod & your staff protect & comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honour me by anointing my head with oil. my cup overflows with blessings. Surely Your goodness & unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, & I will live in the house of the Lord for ever. 

This Psalm is so comforting. In it David tells us that our Heavenly Father leads, feeds, guides, & Shields us. He causes us to lie down & rest, & He refreshes & restores our lives.(V3) I really like the way the K J  puts this verse " He restoreth my soul". I like the word "restoreth" word The soul is comprised of the mind, the will & the emotions. 

With our souls, we process our circumstances, we entertain our thoughts, we feel & express emotions, & make decisions. What a wonderful promise- that God our Heavenly Father will restore our souls! The word restore means to bring back into existence or use. Or to bring back to an original state or condition. The word is often used in a situation when a dethroned ruler is put back on his throne. Restore also means to make restriction or refresh. 

When David says God will restore our souls & our lives, he means that God will return us to the same condition we were before we erred from following the good plan God had predestined for us before our birth, or before satan attacked us to draw out of God's plan for our lives. 

We can take confidence that Our Heavenly Father will lead us in the path of righteousness, uprightness, & right standing with Him. I think David is saying here that God individually leads us each in the path that is right for us, a path that restores us in every way to the good places God has for us. 
Our Heavenly Father has a path predestined for your restoration. If you will allow Him to do so, He will guide you by His Holy Spirit along the unique way that leads to restoration to being able to fulfil the great purposes He has for you. 

Hab 3:7 teaches us that our Heavenly Father promises to be our strength, He is the God of our salvation. That means He delivers us & provides a way out of trouble in which we find ourselves. It is so important to keep rejoicing even in times of trouble, because the joy of the Lord is our strength (Neh 8:10). Depression, discouragement, & despair only weaken us, but being positive & finding something to rejoice about adds energy to our lives. Even if you cannot find something to rejoice about you can rejoice over your relationship with the Lord. HE is your joy, not your circumstances. 

When we trust in God, He enables us to make spiritual progress even during times of trouble. Through Him we can keep walking forward. I have heard it said "keep walking when the devil is stalking." Satan's favourite tool to use against God's children is fear as I mentioned earlier. Fear immobilises us if we let it, & it prevents us from making progress. But thank God that in Him we can still make progress even in times of trouble. 

We tend to think that the highest place to be is on the mountaintop with no problems & everything going our way, BUT that is no true according to God's word. He says that our high places are trouble, suffering, & responsibility, but He promises that He will give us hinds feet. ( Hab 3:19) A hind is a type of mountain goat can leap about freely on the rocky & difficult slopes, they climb mountains with seemingly no effort at all because the way God has made them. 
So look to God as your strength, & trust in Him to help you make progress during trouble. 

In Jn 14:6 NKJ) Jesus said that I am the way , the truth, & the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 

Recognise that Jesus is the only way to our Heavenly Father, we must know Jesus to know God. 

Jesus said that He is the way, it is so very important that we see that Jesus has certain ways of doing things, & if we will submit to His way, everything will work out. BUT so often we wrestle & struggle with Him, trying to get Him to do things our way. It just doesn't work. Let Jesus be the Way in your life. 

Acknowledgement I Believe An introduction To Christian Living Rhema Family Church.