'I am not able to straighten out my life'

POSTED ON 2012-04-26
  by Dena McMaster

A Siar believer sees that only God can do this work.

The Siar team of missionaries is faithfully teaching the new believers about their place in the body of Christ.

Currently they are teaching through Firm Foundation Bible lessons on Romans and one believer has been profoundly changed. He had listened to the teaching from the beginning and when the death, burial and resurrection of Christ was presented, He gladly trusted Christ.

But he did not turn from the old religious rituals. He continued in those practices. Also he struggled with anger for years and caused many painful situations because of his explosive temper. He had always found a way to justify his anger, but as he heard the teachings in Romans 7 concerning our freedom from the Law he was convicted.

The Word of God in Romans seven showed him that because he continued in his old religious practices, he did not have the power needed to escape his anger.

On Easter morning he testified of the change in his life. “You all know my life, you know what I am like,” he said. “My life is clear before your eyes.  So the thing that I am happy about is like this: I have no strength, I am not able to straighten out my own life. Myself, I believe that my position is that I am seated with Christ, but in my condition, my journey is here before your eyes.

 “I want to say this, as I was hearing this teaching, I am so very happy about God's promise for us. I am happy about this important thing, that I can't straighten out my life, only God can. I have great joy that only God can make my life good. No one else can, not one of my brothers, or someone from my clan, or Lane, or Jonathan, or Chris. No one.  I believe only God by himself. Like that I put my thinking in God's hands, the Holy Spirit. Only He can make my life good.

“So me, I am very happy about what the Lord is doing, not me. When we come to this teaching, I sit here, I keep it, and I apply it to my life. I think that right now as we heard this morning what Jesus did that he died and rose again for us, I am very happy about this: we don't have the strength in us to do one thing, just the Lord. That's it.”

When he sat down, his wife stood up and gave her testimony of what God had done in her life Praise God for His working in their lives.

Pray for the missionary team serving among the Siar people. Pray also that the Siars will continue to be convicted and changed by God’s Word.


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