So many that I know who claim my faith, most definitely including myself, fall guilty of revealing this weight to me.
Christians do not take God seriously.
Sure, most of us don't go around graffitting profanity on overpasses. But many who claim Christ as Lord do not let Him run their mouth--including myself.
If thinking about another person with lust is the same severity to Christ as committing adultery, then isn't my offhand, unthinking, but disrespectful comment to my husband (or co-worker, or professor, or peer) equal to outright defiance or rebellion?
How often do I let my emotions be my Lord instead of letting Jesus be my Lord?
Fellow believers, your every action either testifies of Christ's power and authority in your life, or tells of what master you truly serve.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Matthew 7:18
Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. John 15:2
Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Matthew 7:21
If you keep yourself pure, you will be a utensil God can use for his purpose. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work. 2 Timothy 2:21