Thursday, October 31, 2013

What Zombies do you need to kill?

Hey Ya'll....Long time no see.
Today is Halloween...I am not so much a fan of Halloween. Too much creepy-ness. But...I totes love all the candy. Give me a bucket full of Reese's and nerds and I am a happy girl.
Because its Halloween....Lets talk about Zombies.
You know....the flesh eating undead creepy creepers. 
What do Zombies do? They attack and eat living people. Living Flesh. Anything with a heart beat. And once a Zombie bites are infected...then you turn into a zombie yourself.
Its like in the Movie World War Z....the Zombies can hear and smell living things. They are drawn to the warm bodies and heart beats. But all they want to do is kill them and eat them.
Zombies don't feed off of sick or dead things...they only want things that are alive and well.
Zombies represent the devil. And Sin. You see....everyone has Zombies that try to kill and destroy their living body. When you are doing well, and living for Jesus...the devil tries everything he can to kill and destroy your walk with Christ. He tries to "bite you" and infect you with things like unforgiveness, lust, anger and jealousy.
Its just like a can try to bury it...but it just comes back up again.
The only way you can kill a zombie is to shoot it in the head. Then its dead for good.
The devil likes to take our "zombies"...our sin...and keep reminding us of what we've done wrong. He raises it from the dead. We think its gone...and then all of the sudden we are reminded and here comes all the shame and guilt.
But have the ultimate Zombie killer. We have Jesus. He tells us that in Him....we don't have to deal with our Zombies anymore.

Colossians 3:8-14

The Message (MSG)
5-8 And that means killing off everything connected with that way of death: sexual promiscuity, impurity, lust, doing whatever you feel like whenever you feel like it, and grabbing whatever attracts your fancy. That’s a life shaped by things and feelings instead of by God. It’s because of this kind of thing that God is about to explode in anger. It wasn’t long ago that you were doing all that stuff and not knowing any better. But you know better now, so make sure it’s all gone for good: bad temper, irritability, meanness, profanity, dirty talk.
9-11 Don’t lie to one another. You’re done with that old life. It’s like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you’ve stripped off and put in the fire. Now you’re dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete. Words like Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave and free, mean nothing. From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ.
12-14 So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.
When we accept Christ we have the ability to SLAY the ZOMBIES. We don't have to fall victim to the flesh eating monsters. But we have to be willing to kill them. If we just sit there and don't protect ourselves or take measures to kill them (read our bibles, stay accountable, pray, fellowship with other believers) then they attack us. And once a Zombie gets you down...all the other zombies come running...then its like you have no hope.
But there is hope. We can be free. We don't have to walk in fear.
What Zombies are attacking your life right now?
My biggest ones are fear, unforgiveness, trust, and the fact the I disrespect my husband.
I know that I have the power to kill these Zombies...and I am working on Zombie at a time.