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Re: Try as hard as you can but rest in Jesus
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2009, 05:08:22 AM »
You all are helping me see it like this........

It's like God ignites salvation and then we, with God, work out the details of it and then He finishes it off.

cp

I agree with this. This is basically how I see it.
"I knelt to drink,
And knew that I was on the brink
Of endless joy. And everywhere
I turned I saw a wonder there."

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

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Re: Try as hard as you can but rest in Jesus
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2009, 05:59:12 PM »
THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH, WHICH IS OURS, IS TO CONTINUALLY BELIEVE THAT THE BATTLE IS THE LORD'S!!!

This is so true! Our part in the fight is to keep giving it to the Lord. It is so easy to forget this. As soon as I start to think what do I need to do/avoid today to stay in grace? I lose my peace and am relying on self.

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Re: Try as hard as you can but rest in Jesus
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2009, 07:12:35 AM »
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But bea, I see it says He has PERFECTED………

This to me indicates a process that was performed. I am talking about the process, not the finished result.

I want to be good and I see a working out of my salvation, by me, in God's plan. I see God as the author of this salvation and the finisher but it seems I have to do some 'trying' to get it accomplished.

It goes along with what was said earlier in this thread.  The battle is the Lord's.  By the way that was an awesome explanation of how the battle is the Lord's and it is up to us to fight the good fight of faith.  
If you will notice in the book of revelation you will see a picture of the Lord going forth riding a white horse with "one" crown on his head.  This represents "HIS VICTORY".  He won the victory over sin and death.  But you will see later on in revelations there is another picture of the Lord going forth riding a white horse.  But this time He is wearing "MANY CROWNS".  This represents the Lord going forth within all of us. He won the battle Himself and now through His Holy Spirit He is going forth within each one of us doing battle for us. IN us.  You see He came to "save us from OUR sins". As we surrender to Him. And just rest in Him. And trust Him. And Believe Him. He WILL overcome all within us. It truly is His battle.  We have no right to it. We are instructed to "have faith". Be "faithful" to "believe" etc. As we give each day to the Lord, KNOWING that we are HIS RESPONSIBILITY, no matter what.  A few years ago I made the decision that I would give each day to the Lord , not look beyond that day and just except what ever was in that day , no matter what.  Giving every second to the Lord.  I truly was amazed at how things changed in my life. I am not responsible for myself.  The Lord is responsible for me.  

But you know what? When Paul said to "fight the good fight of faith",,, that is not an easy thing to do.  But no one said it would be easy. Especially when everything around you seems to be going wrong.  We don't have to do anything except have faith,, then we are doing everything.  

I have been in many situations where it was a fight to "keep my mouth shut",, to not "do anything",, to "not get involved",, to "not interfer",, wanting so bad to do whatever to make the situation right.  Yes it truly is a fight to have faith enough to let God fight the battle within us and without !

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Re: Try as hard as you can but rest in Jesus
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2009, 04:53:59 PM »

 
  good post 333 , 
 Thanks ,  needed to hear this  morning  :HeartThrob:

 
Hbr 6:12 That you  be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 

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Re: Try as hard as you can but rest in Jesus
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2009, 03:40:16 PM »
Yeah, 333, I agree, you put it forth in a sensible way. Thanks. Much to ponder.

cp
For it is God who works in us to will and to do of His good pleasure.