January 24, 2015
I know it in my head, but the sin inside me makes hard each day to seek out the bread of life. The battle which the war has already been won rages onward. I can feel when I'm hungry for the bread of life, which is Jesus, the Word, but the pride and sloth exert forces toward not eating the bread of life. How do I overcome this? I was asked by someone yesterday. My best answer at the time was that it's helpful to me when I remember that the war has already been won by Jesus. I think this helps, but it refocuses my attention on the ultimate end goal, which has already been won and given to me by grace through Jesus. Another question was how do I get back up when I've fallen. I said it's most important to get back up quickly, and again remembering that Jesus has already won the war for me and given it to me helps me get over the fact the I lost the battle. Doesn't mean I can just let go and lose all the battles, each battle lost brings a small distance between Jesus and me, and further away I am get, more difficult it is turn back. I wonder what my pastor's answer to these two questions are.
I think one of the cool verses in today's qt, is verse 40 where Jesus literally spells out what the will of God.
"For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day." - John 6:40
Application: ask my pastor the same two questions, maybe pass the answer along to a couple of people