What Are You Going to Do About it? Be Stable…


Stability in life is a goal that every person should strive for. In this state, we have our lives, work, finances and family in order.
To be successful in this, we need a hard glue that will connect the mentioned goals.
This glue is: spiritual stability.
What is spiritual stability?
It is a strong feeling of love, faith and hope that God gives us.
The most important of them is love, as the apostle Paul writes.
But if our hope for eternal life
was half-hearted, then:

If we have put our hope in Christ for this life only, we should be pitied more than anyone.” – 1 Corinthians 15:19.

To have hope for eternal life, we must survive in good spiritual condition until our own death or until the coming of Christ. It’s not easy, so we need to show love and faith every day.
But this may not be enough to avoid tripping, falling and… getting up.
As you are in small things, so you will be in big things:

“Whoever is faithful in very little is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is also unrighteous in much.” – Luke 16:10.

So let’s take care of these little things.
Let’s not stumble just because someone talks nicely about God and love:

“Don’t be led astray by various kinds of strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be established by grace and not by food regulations, since those who observe them have not benefited.” – Hebrews 13:9.

Let us not exalt ourselves above the Holy Spirit. If the Holy Spirit has not put His seal on this man who speaks beautifully about God and love, but believes in falsehoods, then let us not copy his views. We can fight for this person, but not change our lives for him or his views.
It’s not worth it if the Holy Spirit didn’t
reveal the truth to them.
Let’s do things every day that will stabilize our spirituality. Daily prayers are mandatory.
Then sowing and watering:

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.” – 1 Corinthians 3:6.

Planting, instilling faith, means communicating the Biblical truth to other people for the first time.
Once they know the truth, they need daily food, watering.
And that’s what we’ll focus on. On these two things. Giving others spiritual food is true love, true care for their spiritual and mental condition.
We have a fantastic example of Tobit who deserved God’s help:

“The prayer of both was heard in the presence of the Glory of the Great God. And Raphael was sent to heal the two of them: to scale away the white films from Tobit’s eyes; to give Sarah the daughter of Raguel in marriage to Tobias the son of Tobit, and to bind Asmodeus the evil demon, because Tobias was entitled to possess her…” – Tobit 3:16-17

What did Tobias do to have his prayers answered?
He walked on the path of truth, helped others, did good deeds and… buried bodies. Yes, this is a strange activity. However, during that period, many crimes occurred. Tobias buried the bodies, despite the ban, despite the death penalty.
Today we do not have to do things that are punishable by death. We just have to sow and provide spiritual food every day.

“And let us consider one another in order to provoke love and good works” – Hebrews 10:24.

“For since He Himself has suffered when He was tempted, He is able to help those who are tempted.” – Hebrews 2:18.

“But solid food is for the mature — for those whose senses (aisthétérion) have been trained to distinguish between good and evil.” – Hebrews 5:14.

aisthétérion means: an organ of perception, mental clarity, mental capacity.
What destroys spiritual stability?
A lack of time.
This is what
satan specializes in. He wants to arrange our lives in such a way as to turn them upside down.
When we feel that we devote too much time to professional work and everyday life, a red flag should light up. This is a sign that we are about to fall:

Be sober-minded, be alert. Your adversary the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. Resist him, firm in the faith, knowing that the same kind of sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world.” – 1 Peter 5:8-9.

Another red flag is the feeling of reluctance and fear.
From what?
From the truth, from spiritual life.
Because today I don’t have time to post a Bible verse for others. So: I don’t have time to water…
Because I forgot to come to the meeting… that is: I don’t have time to water…
I’m afraid to say something about God… that is: I don’t want to sow and water…
Do you think so, Dear Reader?
And what will you do about it?

Author: Robert Brzoza

Translation: Hubert Brzoza


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