It’s an Inside Job

Apple CoreChange begins within. As a child of God we live from the inside out. We must become healthy on the inside before we are truly healthy on the outside. Philippians 2:12-13 says, “…work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it’s God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasures.” God works within us and we must work out our own salvation by living from the inside out!

Everything you receive from God works that way.

It starts on the inside and then change comes on the outside. You can not see someone being born again, but you should see the effects in their life and life style.

We have to understand what happened to us when we were born again. We look the same, we think the same—so what happened?“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive” ( 1 Corinthian 15:22). Adam and Eve lost fellowship with God because they were disobedient.

The good news is what was lost in the Garden of Eden was restored in the Garden of Gethsemane! Communication is now restored between the man that has received Jesus Christ and God. “He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him, but as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12).

As a child of God you must learn what is available to you through your birthright. How do you do this? You renew your mind with the Word of God. “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how His ways will really satisfy you” (Romans 12:2 TLB).

Our body reflects the daily choices that we make, so we must stop confusing our body by constantly changing our mind. Life is made up of choices and choices have consequences. Once we make a choice, we become the servant to that choice. “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” (Romans 6:16).

Choices determine conduct and character. We alone are responsible for the choices we make. For example poor food choices can become like a drug, sabotaging our body, draining our mental energy and making us feel hopeless.

Stop confusing your body by constantly changing your mind!

Before you eat, think—is this food for fuel or fat? There is a power that is greater than our taste buds: a power that comes from the inside causing us to understand who we are and the power to live out that truth! It’s an inside job!

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