Yes, a battle.
Everyday we are fighting. Whether you know it our not, we are in a battle. Not a battle with swords or guns, but a battle against ourselves.
Everyday we are faced with choices to make. Choices that will affect our future. My question for you today is:
Are you going to choose to live for Christ or to live for your flesh?
I've been thinking a lot about this recently. Each day I live, I can choose to live for Christ or for myself. I don't always live for Christ. Sometimes I fail. Sometimes I live for myself because at first glance it's just easier but then I don't feel like I am actually living fully and purposely spiritually. When I choose to live for Christ, to deny myself, take up the cross and follow Him, then He gives me life, true and abundantly.
Matthew 16:24 says 'Then Jesus said to His disciples,
"If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it."
Each day we live we are faced with the battle: are we going to choose Christ or choose the world? Do we truly desire Christ? Are we willing to deny ourselves, take up the cross and follow Him, even if it means giving up everything you have right now? It's sobering.
My friends, I encourage you to daily choose Christ! Do you want to find life? Then lose it in Christ and you will find it more abundantly and fulfilling than you or the things of this world could ever make it.
We're in a battle, my friends, so stand strong! Look to Christ and let Him live through you!