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So let's keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you'll see it yet! Now that we're on the right track, let's stay on it. Philippians 3:15-16 (MSG)
Commitment to stay loyal to someone in love is the greatest power that can bind us. Commitment in itself does not have power over us if we have not sandwiched love in between us and the object we have surrendered ourselves to.
In other words, love is the binding force that keeps us faithful to the one we have committed ourselves towards. Sin has no power over Jesus anymore because He has got resurrected in His glorious sin free body, I promise you that the same resurrection power of His body from heaven will start to flow through you because of your love union with Him and free you from all sinful bondage if you have surrendered yourself to love Jesus sincerely and honestly in your life. When resurrection power rules you, sin will lose its power over you.
For example, say a girl is in love with a bad boy who looked good on the outside. Their parents tried to convince the girl to sever the relationship by telling her of the bad characteristics of the boy she loved. Though she tried to realize the danger of this relationship, she was secretly drawn to that bad boy because of his enticing looks and words that brought so much joy to her heart.
Suddenly one day she came home and her parents noticed that she was no more interested in that bad boy. They asked with much wonder, how she was able to leave that bad boy suddenly even though they were trying greatly to convince her to leave him all these years? Simply she said, I found the cutest good boy with a awesome heart of true unconditional love better than him and so I am no more interested in him anymore.
The same happens in our life too, when we find the true love of Jesus better than all our temporal sinful pleasure which leads us in to more bondage, we start to hate sin and love Jesus more.
There is no high as the Most High Jesus who will influence every area of our life when we are addicted to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.
Read the beautiful lyrics of one of the most famous song of all time that speaks about our need for Jesus all the time and our loving heart cry that we should inculcate in ourselves towards Him,
I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord;
No tender voice like Thine can peace afford.
I need Thee, O I need Thee;
Every hour I need Thee;
O bless me now, my Savior,
I come to Thee.
I need Thee every hour, stay Thou nearby;
Temptations lose their power when Thou art nigh.
I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain;
Come quickly and abide, or life is in vain.
I need Thee every hour; teach me Thy will;
And Thy rich promises in me fulfill.
I need Thee every hour, most Holy One;
O make me Thine indeed, Thou blessèd Son.
Annie Sherwood Hawks is the one who wrote this song, "I need thee every hour" and she was born in Hoosick, New York, on May 28th 1835. Even from an early age she was writing poetry and, at 14, had some published in a newspaper.
Well, a short time before her death, on January 3rd 1918, Mrs Hawkes gave the full background story. "I remember well the circumstances under which I wrote the hymn. It was a bright June day, and I became so filled with the sense of the nearness of my Master that I began to wonder how anyone could live without Him, in either joy or pain. Suddenly, the words I need Thee very hour, flashed into my mind, and very quickly the thought had full possession of me..."
May the thought and love of Jesus take full possession of our soul for HIS GLORY as it took the mind and soul of Mrs Hawkes while she started to write this song!
By the way here is the link for the song 'I need thee every hour' if you like to hear it now : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZIMDcgrF-Q
May God help us to stay in love with Jesus and overcome all our temptation through His mighty resurrection power working through us.
FOCUS YOURSELF ON JESUS AND HIS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND YOUR WILL OVERCOME SINFUL TEMPTATION THAT COMES YOUR WAY. Temptations lose their power when Jesus is near to us in our heart!
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Monday, October 22, 2012
Love Overcomes Temptations!
O For The Love Of Jesus!!!