It is very easy to see the physical differences in people and allow these differences to cause a division within the overall body that create a barrier for us to overcome. These divisions that can come between us not only rob us of the blessings of God but they also open the door to Satan to spiritually misguide us into forgetting how we are to work together as One in the body while respecting each part for the roll that we all carry.
To help us break these barriers between one another it is vital that we recognize that there are only two types of people in this world. We are either a child of God that serves the Kingdom or we are a child of Satan that seeks the world. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ taught us how to live in the world but not of the world while instructing us to love the enemy in hopes that the enemy would recognize how God’s love is for all people.
As a child of God in this world it is very critical that we teach our children how to avoid these divisions in the body of Christ by teaching them how Satan wants us to be robbed of who we are. The day that we are given life as a child of God it is important to recognize how Satan has been already at work in the family to destroy the foundation of the home that is needed to raise our children. As God’s children mature they are in constant attack spiritually to be robbed of who they are to limit the amount of work that they can do in helping others along the Way.
A good example of this is how men prey on women to satisfy a selfish desire that is being triggered in an emotion. The spiritual deception that works in our sexual desires is a very dangerous emotion to recognize because Satan works strongly in these desires because he knows how they can rob someone of who they are and how they can cause us to feel like something that we are not. Our emotions are critical to recognize in how they can misguide us and cause us to do something that we would later regret. This happens in all aspects of life from buying something that we do not need, from saying something that we should not say, doing something that we should not do, and even quitting on something because we feel that we can do no more.
When we allow our emotions to guide our lives it is very easy to become suppressed and lose the direction which God provides. This world is full of pressures that come from every corner and when we do not teach our children how to handle their pressures in the Word of God through the self discipline that is required to maintain what we have been given then we are only setting our children up for a hard road in the future.
Teaching does not only come in books but in the example of how we live our lives in this world. When God gives us the gift of our children it is our responsibility to not only provide for them but to teach them in our words and actions how to rise above the hardships that we encounter from time to time to eliminate any divisions that can cause a separation within the body. When we begin to look at every human being as a creation of God then this helps us to look past what we physically see and this displays to others in whom we believe.
I challenge every reader that reads this message to take a step forward in faith to break down the barriers which may be holding you back. Often all it takes is for one to make that first step in love to overcome where we have been and then to help others along the Way. Sometimes that first step that we take in humbling our self is all that is needed to set others free…amen
“But even more blessed are all who hear the Word of God and put it into practice.” Luke 11
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