Everyone has a past. Some more sordid than others. No matter how morally squeaky clean you are, you are not without sin.
But what happens when the guilt of our sins overwhelm us so much that it’s a constant deterrent against our happiness and ability to live free? What happens when we are constantly being reminded of what we did and how we lived by people around us and even our own minds?
What do we do when we can’t enjoy anything because we are constantly trying to make up and apologize for who we used to be? What happens when we feel we have no right to good things now because of the not so good things we did before?
Continue reading “Close The Door And Move On…”
Think about this for a moment. Are there things you do or say that God won’t be happy with?
Are there things you do that you will be uncomfortable if anyone else finds out because you know they’re wrong?
When you’re doing those things, do you know God is right there watching?
Would you like to continue doing it to his face?
Think about this for a moment…
Do you ever think about how easy it is to sin? How easy it is to slip up and just do the wrong thing? I think if it wasn’t easy, we wouldn’t have been warned to beware and watch and pray. Sin is attractive; and that’s why we are ‘tempted’. Look at it this way; if it doesn’t attract you, it won’t tempt you. Right?
Because we are still getting perfected, and we are still dwelling in this earthly body, we slip up now and again. We are tempted, and we fall.
What then happens when we do?
Continue reading ““Sin Unconfessed Is Sin Meant To Be Repeated””
“For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.
You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins.14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. 15 In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.”
Colossians 2: 12 -13
This is how some Christians typically read 1 Corinthians 6: 9. It’s easy for us to point at the sawdust in another person’s eyes. talk about their failings and point fingers at their imperfections because when we do that, we don’t have to look at our own lives too closely.
Sin is sin. And we all sin. Let’s try not to demonise people because they sin differently from us.
Good news here though! Jesus has taken care of the sin problem once and for all! Why not spread THAT news instead!?
Have you ever found yourself in a place where you do something or say something or find yourself in a position where you become so disappointed in yourself? I realize how easy it is for us to become hard on ourselves and become discouraged whenever we fall short in our behavior.
See this: Philippians 1: 6 (NLT) “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns”
Continue reading “How “Bad” Do I Have To Feel When I “Sin”?”
It is the glory of God not honoured.
The holiness of God not reverenced.
The greatness of God not admired.
The power of God not praised.
The truth of God not sought.
The wisdom of God not esteemed.
The beauty of God not treasured.
The goodness of God not savoured.
The faithfulness of God not trusted.
The commandments of God not obeyed.
The justice of God not respected.
The wrath of God not feared.
The grace of God not cherished.
The presence of God not prized.
The person of God not loved.
That is sin.”
― John Piper
I never thought a day will come that I will put this down in black and white, but here I am, spilling the beans!
December 2012, I ended a rather stormy and ungodly engagement at a time of my life when confusion reigned as king. You see, I’ve lived most of my young-adult life as a Christian in name and in appearance only.
Continue reading “Over One Year Of Living Celibate And Still Counting…..”