Soul Steps

Each day we take a journey, closer to our time on earth being done. That is not something to mourn, but to celebrate! God has given us another day to serve Him here on earth. Know what is important to do every single day we have left?

Ask Jesus to search our souls. You know how dust builds up in a house every day? So our souls gather dust from this world. Without realizing it, we pick up invisible attitudes, grudges, feelings of pride. These hinder us from being all that we can be in Christ.

To put it simply…they dirty our soul by hiding in corners and under parts of our soul. God showed me that I was dusty in my soul; I was holding a grudge and didn’t realize it. It affected how I treated my family. So…

I think we had best “Go big or go home” when it comes to being a Christian. We only have a limited number of days. Why not be REAL and SINCERE and ALL OUT? Isn’t that what Jesus did? What if we use every opportunity to serve people in those relationships… without any “dust” and with “soul deep” purpose. How do we do this?

It’s simple actually. We maintain a soul-focused view.

First, we invite Jesus into our own soul. We ask Him to inhabit, clean, forgive, dwell in, mentor and guide our souls to do His will. We make a clean start every single day!

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. Ephesians 3:16-17a

Second, we care for other people’s souls. Every person we know or meet has a soul. That soul will be happiest when it knows Jesus. Really praying for them and asking God how to reach them and serve them and tell them about Him must be our heart’s desire. He who is faithful will help us do His will here!

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.” Psalm 25:8-10

Thirdly and finally, reside in confidence that God is faithful to us. He always hears us, always answers us and always loves us. Even when we mess up, and we all do, He forgives and forgets when we repent. He never stops loving us. We will never be perfect. God does not expect that. He does, however, expect our effort to come from a righteous heart, meaning our desire and effort is to do our best with Him in control of our soul.

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills [his purpose] for me. Psalm 57:1-2

What a great prayer for us to pray each day. With love from the Father, I hope you have a soul-full day:)

Christina


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