Folks…buckle down…no more excuses. God has given us everything we need to succeed! The following scriptures explain so much.
Galatians 5:1, "It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery."
A kids’ song about the Lord says… “We are weak but He is strong”. You can’t train your broken Adam nature to live like Jesus says to live BUT if you crucify that flesh and don’t let it rule then the nature of God which is in you will come to the forefront and do the good things of God.
Read Galatians 5:16-26. It contrasts the deeds of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit…and even common sense alone would tell you to choose the fruits of the Spirit! Remember, God is preparing each of you in unique ways.
He wants us to treat each other with gentleness along the journey, realizing we are all different and are at different levels of understanding of the riches of a life in the Lord. We are to bear each other’s burdens, not rip each other apart. We are not to think too highly of ourselves, lest we too fall.
God knows each of us…faults, sins and all, yet continues to shed His grace and mercy on us. He loves us…get that through your heads. He is not excusing your sins…He is just forgiving them!
Again, I say…buckle down…no more excuses!
NOW GO LIVE IT!
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I am still recuperating from the dog bite I sustained a month ago, so I have a jumbled schedule lately. Hourly hand exercises and daily visits to the hand therapist are what fill my day.
As I muse in between “torture” sessions, I have been struck by a theme that keeps repeating in my heart… “I am forgiven”. I guess it’s because the severe pain in the palm of my hand and in my fingers reminds me of what Jesus went through as those nails pierced Him…His pain, of course, on a much larger scale!
When Jesus was physically present on the earth, and went about telling people they were forgiven of their sins, He was soundly chastised…
Mark 2:7: “who can forgive sins but God alone?”
God has forgiven us of our sins…I keep having that echo in my head! I am meditating on it…I know it, I’ve known it for years yet it is striking me as never before…even to the point of weeping!
Luke 7:36-50 –Read it and weep also.
God has cancelled your sin (Colossians 3:13-14)…can we really understand that?
Well, He said it and He can’t lie.
Psalm 86:5: “For You are good and ready to forgive.”
Nehemiah 9:17: God forgives, even when we rebel!
He just wants us to confess our sins (1 John 1:9) and then turn around and forgive others as He has forgiven you (Ephesians 4:30-32).
If I am forgiven…you surely are!
(Listen to entire sermon below.)
NOW GO LIVE IT!
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