Romans 12 1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And 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.
The journey begins when you give up the wants of the flesh for the needs of the soul.
Fear of punishment is love unperfected. I searched for love and unity by allowing myself to conform to the ways of the world and for quite some time feared the punishment for doing so. Clearly only His love is perfect. But as evidenced by the breath in my lungs and beat within my chest, He has granted me mercy, and so my purpose still remains. Praise God for His patience, mercy and perfect love. There is no fall too far for the Redeemer to save you from, just know how long a little slip can take you to get back up and you will realize how much its not worth doing. I suppose it is the choice between an empty road to fleeting passion, a quick route to success, knowledge, power, shallow connection, and ultimately self-destruction or God’s promise of life eternal, true power, true purpose, true wisdom, but with the requirement of your own sacrifice. In the end you must sacrifice something. Your fleshly life in this existence, or eternity.
I am alive… not because of my heart beat, but by the greatness of God. I understand now that we are not meant to die but should not be afraid to, and that willingness to sacrifice everything here for everything above is all He is looking for. Once you have accepted this set your eyes on the Messiah and never look back.
I set my eyes on the perfection that my God has set for me for His sake, for if it were for my own I never could begin nor would I be worth it.