Ask Your Preacher

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“Uphill Battle”

    What do I do when life is hard and I want to turn to God, but I don't really know how?

Making Every Effort

Dear Making Every Effort,

Rom 12:1-2 says that we renew our minds when we begin to mold our lives to imitate our Lord.  The more we change our behavior to match the Bible, the more our mind begins to match our new lifestyle.  There is an old saying: “Fake it to make it”.  When we begin to act the way we ought, our minds and characters begin to match our new behavior.  Positive thinking begins with positive life choices.  Sometimes the greatest act of Christian faith is to endure through the pain of trials until you get to the other side (1 Cor 10:13).  Endurance is a Christian virtue (Jas 5:11).  Sometimes all you can do is simply put one foot in front of the other, keep God’s commands, and it will be counted as faith (Rom 10:17).