Although we sin as we walk with God, we try not to and that is our main focus. The way to tell that you are maturing as a Christian is that even though you may sin you repent, ask for forgiveness, and pray daily. I am sure the sins that you are committing are not the same or as extreme as before you accepted God in your heart. We are all human and sin regardless. I sin and ask forgiveness. I feel bad and I tell my father that I’m sorry for my sins. There are things that I didn’t think about that I have done in my past and they resurface and tempting me. I am able to decide not to commit these sins because I pray daily and ask forgiveness. I’m a changed man because God has given me the strength to stay strong. We are not flawless human beings, and we are not God and we don’t have the ability to not sin. What we do have is the ability to pray and ask for forgiveness each day and pray to be more like God by Jesus.
When you are away from God your mind body and soul will suffer. The moment you let in that little bit of darkness it starts to fester inside of you. This is why we say always keep God first in your life. This fight against good and evil, will always be one sided. We have the ability to go against the odds and prevail. The way we do this this through Jesus, with God nothing is impossible, but everything is possible. It is always easier for us to engage in evil or bad things in life. The good things in life are always something we have to work so hard at. The way I see it is that we’re in this sinful world so its second nature for us to do bad things. Keeping God first is the way to fight the battle and do good things. Keeping God first is the only way to get into heaven, to have favor in your life, and to have unconditional love along with the promise of everlasting life. I will walk with Christ, I will fight the battle, and I will choose good over evil. The really cool thing about God is that he will fight all our battles for us. Even without knowing it, we believe in it as Christians that God has our back regardless of what situations we may find ourselves in.
When our bodies are hurt, we bring that in prayer to God, when we do this that burden is no longer ours to carry, it is in God’s hands. Now you don’t have to worry because our father always takes care of his children. Like our life on earth as kids or adults our earthly parents take care of us in the way they feel fit and most of the time the children do not agree. Even the most seasoned Christian would like for answers in the timely manner that the individual praying would like. We tend to pray and ask for things that we already have anticipated when it should occur. So, we may not get our prayers answered when we want but our prayers are always being answered on time. It may seem like whatever situation we are fighting at that particular time that the battle has just begun. In all actuality God has been fighting that battle far before we became cognizant of the fight. When we think the fight is over God is still fighting that battle after we have receive the victory. Just because we are not actively engaged in a particular situation doesn’t mean that it is not happening. Thanks to having God in our corner that is a luxury we as believers in Christ have. We are able to have our battles fought and won without physically lifting a finger at times. That is how our Father God lifts the burden off our shoulders, allows us to move forward and progress in life.
1 Timothy 6:9-12 KJV “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”