The word Forged can be defined simply as: the process in which metal, for example, is heated in a forge and hammered into the proper shape. We as people can also go through this same process.
#001When it comes to giving something to Jesus or trusting Him with something, for examplepain, worry, addiction, sin, attention, your money, ...etc.1. Speak It (In Prayer) John 14:14 NKJV2. Seek It (In Heart) Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV3. Mean It (In Mind) Isaiah 1:18 NKJVPlease know all 3 must be in one accord. If for some reason just one of these doesn’t apply in your heart, ask God to prepare your heart to do all three. You will quicklyfind that not one can be done without your total seeking after God with all your heart, soul,mind and strength. Deliverance will come, keep going and don’t quit!
#002Do you believe in God? Do you believe God can do anything?Most Christians might say yes, but the truth is the belief someone might express out of the forge process and in the forge process are completelyand sadly different, just being honest. Mark 9:23-24 NKJV is a profound portion of truth and may take a little traveling through life to get and understand, it also may take a little dependency on our part. In Verse 24 it says, “ Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears “Lord, I Believe; help my unbelief!”Although we can’t see the end result sometimes and although we can’t know what will happen tomorrow. Pray to God and let Him know “I Believe Lord, Help My Unbelief!”
“Life Can Be Tough, But There IsOne That Is Willing To Walk With Us Through It All”
“Jesus will meet you there”If you were to just read that sentence at face value you may not get much out of it but try readingit just one more time. Understand that the location doesn’t matter to Jesus. When it comes to life itself you can be at the very bottom or the very top, “Jesus will meet you there.” You can beat the very brink of suicide or insanity, being tormented by your own thoughts just know, “Jesus will meet you there.” You can also be the person that has done so much sin in your life time you can’t forgive yourself, “Jesus will meet you there.” The Bible teaches that nothing can separate us from the love of God and that if you would just come to Jesus He will meet you.
So where is “there” well thats what you have to decide but just know when you step out toward Jesus He will always meet you at the very place you are, where ever that may be. He will hold you up and He will grant you the Victory! Just take a step, a step toward Jesus.
“Compromise in the Christian produces a LACK of confidence with God”
We all have our highs and lows in life, but is it possible the lows can sometimes be the direct result of compromise? Sin is compromise. There are certain things you should not be doing and these things can push you away from God and leave you open to the condemnation and guidance of Satan. God is so Good and so Holy that sin has no fellowship with Him, especially when you choose to ignore Gods conviction or drawing to do what’s right. Don’t get me wrong the Bible teaches God won’t leave you or forsake you but thats to those who love and obey Him. Don’t be fooled by Satan and don’t take God’s kindness and loving personality for an opportunity to sin, it’s not right and makes for an unfair relationship.
“The More of Christ in me, the Less of self I see”
It is important to examine your mind moment by moment and take thoughts that are not good captive by using a Christ given self control. 1 Corinthians 9:27 NKJV, Romans 6:12-13 NKJV2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NKJV.We live in a fallen nature and we are born wanting to act selfishly and sinfully. We must rid ourselves from all things that seek to separate us from God. There should be no place for acts of ungodlinessand sin within the heart of a child of the King. The More of Christ in me, the Less of self I see. The Bible teaches that those the Lord loves He chastens "Hebrews 12:6 NKJV." One of His many tools that He will use is that of suffering and temporary uncomfort in our lives which works to strip us of ourselves and our own sinful desires. God uses His furnace of fire to heat and to melt our selfish ways so we might be selfless, and not a creature of the Earth that is filled with sin and in all ways against Christ. As followers of Christ we must fade into the background of God's Holiness and come out the good creatures that He wants us and has always longed for us to be. The More of Christ in me, the Less of self I see. Let us live to gain Christ and die to ourselves to live Christ, because "for me to live is Christ but to die is gain." Philippians 1:21 NKJV
Have you ever been overwhelmed by the thoughts of self and evil that takes place in the mind?