We can never impress Jesus by our own might and power.
When we think we can do without Jesus and live without prayer, thinking all we will do is obey Jesus by just relying on our on ability to resist sin,it will eventually get extremely tiring and a constant failure.
Soon we will realize obedience without fellowship with God is impossible.
There’s always sin that sticks so tight we cannot get it off by our own power and we will keep rising and falling.
It gets exhausting and we will begin to think living in obedience to God is hard and even impossible.
That is because it is impossible to serve God by our own might and power.
Those who worship and serve God must do so in Spirit and Truth.
Without Jesus we are NOTHING!
We can never overcome the desires of our flesh without Jesus.
But Jesus overcame the world and He can overcome the world in us!
We need to recognize our need for the Lord and seek Him because we depend on Him.
When we rely on the power of the Holyspirit, seeking Him and depending on Him,He makes obedience to God to become our lifestyle.
It is no longer a burden,but a joy.
Jesus changes obedience to become a lifestyle and you no longer feel like you’re constantly making any tiring efforts but rather you feel like you are just living your life.
Because Jesus by His power makes it your new lifestyle.
It’s extremely important to seek God with all our hearts so that we may overcome by the power of the Holyspirit.
When people have been trying to overcome without staying in fellowship with God,they find themselves constantly backsliding and it’s an endless cycle.
Then satan grips them with so much guilt and they think God is tired of forgiving them, therefore they must stay away from Him till they overcome their sin on their own that’s when they ll come to Jesus.
They think that will impress Jesus.
But Jesus wants us to humble ourselves before Him in prayer because we realize we need Him,and He will lift us up and help us overcome by His Spirit.
When we think we should overcome on our own while staying away from Jesus,then that’s when we will come to Jesus,that day will never come because as long as you don’t hold on to Jesus you ll sink even deeper in sin.
You go to the doctor because you know you are sick and need healing.
You go to Jesus because you realize your sins and you want to be freed from them.
So you make a deliberate effort to stop the sin,and you get on your knees and ask Jesus to set you free from whatever sin that you are struggling with.He does!
Things that are extremely helpful for your spiritual walk:
1.Regular prayer and fasting will accelerate your spiritual growth and helps you draw close to God as long as you spend that time in prayer not just starving yourself.I recommend starting with weekly fasting if you truly want to revive your spirit man and you can later increase fasting as led by the Spirit.
2.Studying the Bible is really helpful especially with the help of the Holyspirit as He breathes life into God’s word.
3.Daily prayer where you seek God with all your heart,not rushing but taking your time to commune with God from your heart.
4.Worshipping God with all your heart through songs or thanks giving, recognizing His power and His love.
Worship is so powerful and it builds our faith and opens spiritual doors helping us to get to a place where we don’t just pray in the flesh but pray in the spirit.
5.Deliberate obedience to God.
If you do fasting, prayer, reading the Bible etc but deliberately continue living in sin,it’s no use.Your sins will be a constant barrier stopping you from getting closer to the Lord Jesus.Rather get rid of your sin and don’t continue in it deliberately, and ask Jesus to give you strength over it.