reference: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?s ... ersion=NIVDo not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. - 1 Corinthians 3:18
I'm gonna let you finish, but let me stop you right here because we're already off to a skewed start. I mean, let's put blame where blame is due. The devil isn't someone than can just attack you and you have no defense. By believing in God, the devil has no power over you unless you give it to him.TsubasaKamen wrote:Although you are right when you say that the focus must not be on self, but on God. I am struggling to center my thoughts and feelings on God while being overthrown by the Devil all the time.
Oh, you haven't accepted Christ into your heart yet? That's the one and only transformation that matters. Everything else personality wise, emotionally, physically, etc, is all fluff and doesn't really matter in the long run as much as your spiritual transformation (which is, the Spirit of God living inside of you) and knowing you are forgiven.What I mean by this is that I, although I am gradually on the process of changing, have not yet fully transformed from one state of glory to another.
Exactly. In order to live in Christ, you have you accept His Spirit into your heart.In order to live a victorious life in the Spirit of the Living God it is necessary for this transformation to occur.
WHOA WHOA WHOA, step on the brakes there, bud. Where the heck did you get this? This is not Biblical. No where in the Bible is says we have to change our lives to experience God. In fact, the Bible says that our salvation doesn't depend on our own actions at all. God makes Himself available to all who choose to believe in Him. No works required.If one can not change his or her own life, then one can not fully experience God.
Sure, and this is done by letting God work through you, not by trying to make this happen on your own. If you simply trust and give everything to God, you'd be surprised how much stuff gets done. Us trying to "become better" gets in the way of God's work in us because we're already failures without God.The Transforming Truth of God's Word changes you and makes you what you ought to be by the Grace of His Spirit and Word to live for Him in fullness of Truth.
CITATION NEEDED PLEASE. Where are you getting this? It's like you read one or two verses in the Bible and made up the rest. :\ Or, heaven forbid (literally), that you simply are saying and capitalizing important sounding words and don't actually know what they mean. And I don't mean just the definitions. I mean, do you know what they mean personally to you and your life?I do not mean to center my thoughts on myself... but God is in the business of building Character Growth. He does not want a Church that is still weak in their sins. He wants a Church that is TRANSFORMED and CONFORMED into the Image of His Son Jesus Christ.
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