There comes a point with some things whereby there is no going back: what was started must be followed through with to its end in order for it to finish. I believe that it is a mind set that is developed over time. This process starts from childhood on up, and is rightfully so, led by the lead influencers, we the parents. Yes, parents are first to begin the shaping of the most crucial years of the child’s development; and they all hope to reach the same goal with their little ones: Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” So parents from the past, current parents, and parents to come, they all have raised, are raising, and will raise the child up until the child becomes of age. The world will try to stop them from becoming more like their parents; however, the world can not stop them from not departing from the way in which their parents trained them up to go. So once the child has become of age, the training received will no doubt have included the child coming to Jesus of his own freewill. This day will become the biggest day of faith in the life of the child: the coming to Jesus of his own freewill. The world may be successful in stopping the child from becoming more like the parents, but the world was not able to stop the child from becoming more like all of us: a member of the many members of the Body of Christ, the Church. Power Faith, Anchors Down, Nets Are Out.
Again, there comes a point with some things whereby there is no going back: what was started must be followed through with to its end in order for it to finish. And if it is as I believe, that the point where there is no going back is a mind set that is developed over time, what do we do with the mindset gained over time before we become a member of the Body of Christ? We know that many of the ways of that mindset gained before coming to Christ were valuable in the system in which we lived. And now as a member of the Body of Christ, how do we keep the mindset to finish what we start being driven mainly by our faith as opposed to being driven mainly by our achievements and credentials? The same is true on this side of faith as it was on that side of works: it is still a mind set that is developed over time; and just like with college credits from the previous university, we will look to transfer many of your outstanding character credits that have overlapping value on either side. We remember how driven the Apostle Paul was as Saul before he came to Christ; therefore, the time taken to develop those strengths in Paul will not just be throwed away because he crossed over to eternal life. The Apostle Paul would become who he became to a big part because of who he already had developed into. The thing that the Apostle Paul had to do is the same thing in which you and I have had to do. We had to renew our minds while maintaining our strength of character already developed when we were trained up all those early years in the way in which we should go. Now we will take all of our years of development, and all of our training; and take those abilities to Christ as he has always intended. We will learn the new offense of faith, but there are many things in which we will bring to the table. How you may ask? Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. We will renew our mind and apply our development and character in the strength of God. And again, there will come a point where we will follow the process of faith all the way through to the finish. It’s just a process of time, and we will be flowing and going without missing a faith beat. Power Faith, Anchors Down, Nets Are Out.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.