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Satan Invented the “Perfect Christian." Here’s What a Real One Looks Like…

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. 2 Corinthians 13:5.

How Different Are You From the World
How Different Are You From the World

One’s claim to manhood is determined by the use he makes of the powers that has given him. The members of the human family are entitled to the name of men and women only as they employ their talents for the good of others. It is when ministering to others that man is most closely allied to . He who is true to his -given manhood will not only promote the happiness of his fellow beings in this life but will aid them to secure the reward of the life to come....

Man is required to love God supremely, with his might, mind, and strength, and his neighbor as himself. This he cannot possibly do unless he denies himself. To deny self means to rule the spirit when passion is striving for the mastery; to resist the temptation to censure and to speak words of faultfinding; to have patience with the child that is dull, and whose conduct is grievous and trying; to stand at the post of duty even though others may fail; to lift responsibilities wherever and whenever duty requires, not to gain applause, not for policy, but for the sake of the Master, who has given each of His followers a work that is to be done with unwavering fidelity. To deny self means to do good when inclination would lead us to serve and please ourselves. It means to work patiently and cheerfully for the good of others, even though our efforts may not seem to be appreciated....

Fellow Christians, search carefully to see whether the Word of God is indeed the rule of your life. Do you take with you when you leave the place of prayer? Does your stand guard at the door of your lips? Is your heart drawn out in interest and sympathy for those in need of help? Are you seeking earnestly for a clearer understanding of God’s will, that you may let the light shine forth to others? Is your speech seasoned with grace? Does your demeanor show Christian nobility? ...

Remember that you need to be braced by constant watchfulness and prayer. So long as you look to Christ you are safe, but the moment you trust in yourself you are in great peril. He who is in harmony with God will continually depend upon Him for help.

I’m not perfect. But I love . I make mistakes. Big ones. But I love . I fall down. I get back up. I love . I have a colored past. But I love . And hopefully that shows.

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"One’s claim to manhood is determined by the use he makes of the powers that God has given him" A truly compelling thought and well-written post. Lots to ponder.

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Powerful stuff. Need to be reminded daily if not more. Thanks for posting.

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"One's claim to manhood is determined by the use he makes of the powers that God has given him" A truly compelling thought and well-written post. Lots to ponder.

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The Spirit of God dwells in you that is from the time you were born, our model to live life is through the Spirit of Christ. Not through the Spirit of Man.

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Powerful stuff. Need to be reminded daily if not more. Thanks for posting.

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The Spirit of God dwells in you that is from the time you were born, our model to live life is through the Spirit of Christ. Not through the Spirit of Man.

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