Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life.
2 Corinthians 5:14 NLT
Compel- bring about (something) by the use of force or pressure.
Today I want to speak about what compels you? So often we let the cares of the world compels us to be the type of person we are or have become. Does your love for money compel you to always work really long hours and don't see your family? Does your unwillingness to be humble compel you to not be able to stay quiet even when things are said that can cause offense? What compels you? We should not be so quick to let things compel us to get out of character or for others to question our Christianity. The question in the image above is what I really want to talk about. Since you now have Christ you are new. You have new ways, new ways of thinking, new way of conduct yet the old still seem to be so close and not feel as far away as it should be. Am I talking to someone? We should be compelled by our Father to love, to be humble, to be kind, to be wise about our lives and the things we are doing. How Can I stand here with you and not be moved by you? How can we? So often we can quote scriptures we can show outwardly with the words we speak that we love God and have a relationship with him but not all the time we are moved by him with our decision we make on friendships, relationships, money, our children, jobs, gifts etc. We are moved by our own impulses and what we think we need and want. This life we are living is for Him. When you really get into the spirit and are moved by God, you begin to look at everything you do as doing it for him and as a service to the one who has authority over your life. This does take time. It does not happen all at once I have been a Christian for a long time and I am really just starting to really get the hang of this. Some areas are more mature than other but I try to ask myself this question and self evaluate, pray, spend time in the word, and grow. The last time we talked we talked about being Heaven Bound. Being Compelled by God is preparing for Heaven because everything you do there will be for him and him only. You need to start saying " I will worship, you Lord, only you Lord, I will bow down, for you, only you Lord". Just like the Christian song is expressing about our Lord. Your old life is gone, it is history! His love for you took your old sinful life away and gave you a brand new one a new live that drives you to make right decision and choices and not only that but, those decisions and choices are driven by your oneness with Christ!