Friday, May 13, 2016


I Tim. 1: 19 Cling tightly to your faith in Christ, and always keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.

Far too many of us struggle spiritually unnecessarily. It's our own fault, really. We are prone to not hang on too tightly to our faith. We want the Lord to be there for us to bail us out when we need Him, but prefer to do our own thing as much as possible. We like the benefits, but not the discipline. We want what the world offers as much as we do what the Lord offers. We want to enjoy our lives with as little demand on us as possible. We get wrapped up in the world and often let it dull our senses of what is right and wrong from God's perspective. Many have no problem with ignoring their consciences so they can enjoy the momentary pleasures of sin.

The result of such a lack of concern about the faith often causes people to make a real mess of their lives. They have nothing solid upon which to stand on. They are often confused about God and listen to those who are false teachers and those who even question He is real. They get to the point where their faith is shipwrecked, sometimes to the point of no return.

The only way to stay the course of faith is to cling tightly to Christ. We must never take our focus off of Him. We must pursue our relationship with the Lord passionately. We must refuse to let anyone or anything shake our confidence in Him. We must lock in on the Lord as if our life depends on it, because it does. Cling tightly to your faith in Christ. Dig deeply into the Word of God. Wear out your knees in prayer. Cling tightly to your faith, even when it makes no sense at all to you. Cling tightly and never let go and great will be your reward in heaven.

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