In the Spirit

Morning Devo- Are there any side effects to being a Christian! By Sherry Thorpe

 

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I live in a country where if you’re sick and you take medicine you may get some crazy side effects. You might get healed in one area then in another area you need some more medicine to cope with the sickness you just received from the medicine you took. WHAT?! I just want to be cured with NO CRAZY SIDE EFFECTS. If I have a cold, I would like to take some cold medicine without experiencing dizziness or drowsiness lol.

So what’s the side effects of being a believer in Jesus Christ? Sorry, I have to break the news to you, but believing in Jesus comes with side effects! I’ve experienced the best side effects from believing in Jesus. One day I remember being tired, like really tired, like wanting to go and take a nap nap! I met with some girls I knew in high school and I was telling them my experiences about accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and would you know that ALL of that tiredness went away, in fact I experienced a joyful strength of endurance.

Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

I needed to be used in that very moment to tell friends about my Best Friend, Jesus Christ and He alone supplied me with strength (#noRedBull) and I ended up talking to them for hours about Christ lol nap nap time was irrelevant.

I remember facing situations, facing days like I CAN NOT GO ON. Ready for the Lord to take me out this game called life. Through fellowship with other believers, prayers, and time with the Lord I was strengthened. I felt empowered to go on. No pills for my depression and suicidal thoughts, Just Jesus.

DISCLAIMER: Please do not feel like I am advising anyone to stop taking any pills of any kind given from their Doctor; however I would like to encourage you to pray about pills you do place in your body and allow the Lord to lead you in what you should take.

Negative side effects are turned into a positive for those that are in Christ (Romans 8:28). Now Christ was a humble guy so if we are IN CHRIST we will be humble.  In Christ, we Christians are always displaying Christ. However we Christians are not always in Christ (this is different from Christ being in US, He never leaves us). When we are in ourself, we display ourself. Before the comments flow in, let me ask you this question are you perfect? No, we are not perfect (without sin)! If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” 1 John 1:8. Christians are practicing being IN Christ and sometimes unconsciensly/ purposely we wander off from Christ but don’t worry the Lord has an awesome gps track system on us (Jesus in us) and He will come get us or he’ll send His workers to direct us back to Him❤️

I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.” Romans 7:15

If you fail remember this, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 Simply confess your sins and the Lord is faithful and just to forgive you and cleanse you from sin(s). 1 John 1:9 AND then carry on with your life IN CHRIST!

So being a Christian has its side effects but trust and believe like State Farm we are in good hands!

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If you have never made the decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and want to, feel free to ask your local pastor or believer. Or you can PM on social media.

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