The Beauty of a Relationship With Christ

It used to be that I would break out with “I need a vacation” because I was overwhelming stressed and couldn’t handle much pressure. Or maybe I just wanted to run from responsibilities. Whatever the case may have been, I just wanted to get away! As my relationship with Christ grew stronger and stronger, I learned to manage stress and deal with pressure. I managed responsibilities by doing what I could and depending on God for what I couldn’t do. Within all of this, I did something that I wasn’t even aware of – Christ and I created a life that I didn’t need a vacation from. Now don’t get me wrong – I would love to take a vacation so that I can be in a beautiful, new place and make beautiful memories. I just don’t want to take a vacation based on my inability to handle life right where I am. There is a difference. A relationship with Christ can bring about some amazing things in our lives. This relationship changed my mindset. Are you allowing the relationship with Christ to bring about amazing things in your life? “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).

-Author Stacy Lynn Montgomery

You Don’t Get Away With Anything!

None of us gets away with sin. We speak so much about others digging a ditch for us but sometimes, we dig a ditch for ourselves with SIN. Indulging in sin can take us places that we don’t want to go. Sin causes us to stay in places longer than we want to. And sin can cost us more than we would ever want to pay. If you are moving too fast doing the wrong things, you are headed for trouble. Today, take time to do some life evaluating. Ask God to show you where you have been trying to get away with sin. Thank Him for His forgiveness. None of us can ever pull the wool over God’s eyes. He sees it ALL. Why not make the choice to confess, receive and walk in His forgiveness? “The one who digs a pit will fall into it, and whoever rolls a stone – it will come back on him” (Proverbs 26:27).

-Author Stacy Lynn Montgomery