Wednesday, February 13, 2013

How to be righteous

Righteous is such a large word, mentally evoking pictures of grandeur and power. So how can you be righteous? It’s simple.

When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, let down your guard and let God have control of your life. Present yourself as you are, acknowledge your shortcomings, and ask God to create in you the person He desires you to be.

Then go to work, play with your kids, wash the dishes, in short, move forward with your life. When you accept Jesus as your Lord, you will want to read the Bible, especially the New Testament, to become acquainted with Jesus. You will want to learn about Him.

When you accept the Lord, a light will go off on the inside and you will be filled with a desire for more light. The brighter the light becomes, the more light you will want. Give your problems to God, humble yourself before Him. This doesn’t mean lying protrate on the ground or demeaning yourself. Humbling yourself before God means you realize that you cannot achieve change on your own. You need God’s help.