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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

REPENT..ENOUGH ALREADY!!

Do you want God to work in your life and for Him to hear your prayers? You can not intentionally sin and go against what you know is right. The Bible says we have all sinned and fallen short of God's glory(See Romans 3:23) but the trouble is too many people justify their sin or do not think what they're doing is that bad. Satan will trick them and they reason away any condemning spirits.  They will start to believe a lie.( See Romans 1:18-32).

It is not necessary to make a laundry list of sin but off hand some that come to mind are coveting others things, stealing, homosexual behavior, sleeping around when not married, sleeping around with others when married, murdering, swearing, hatred, gossip, gluttony(watch out for those church potlucks), judging others, lying, and lust. You get the idea. Point that finger of condemnation at someone there are 3 pointing right back at your 'self righteous' self. A haughty spirit comes before a fall it says in Psalm 16:18.

Psalm 66:18 says "If I had cherished sin in my heart,  the Lord would not have listened".  Psalm 119:9 says "How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word."  But how do you live according to the word and realize what you are doing is wrong if you do not have a steady diet of truth from the Bible? It is the best selling book but many just own it but do not open it. Trust me, you can not learn a subject in school without opening your text book and you can not learn God's ways without knowledge of the Bible.Do not white wash or justify your sin. Pick up the Bible and start reading the book of John for starters.

Proverbs 8:13 says "To fear the Lord is to hate evil. I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior, and perverse speech." Do you hate evil or do you know things you are doing are wrong but continue to be involved with bad people or bad activities? In your heart you are convicted but still continue sinning.The Bible tells us we must repent, or turn away, from sin. Are you ready to admit your faults and ask for God's help and run away from sin? The choice is yours but God is knocking on your hearts door won't you let him come in?
 
Matthew 3:2 says "Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Romans 2:4 also says "Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance." In other words you do not have to always 'beat someone over the head' with their sin. Show love, grace and mercy to help win people over and help them gain victory and deliverance.
 
Where are you today? Do you need to let go of a sin that is weighing you down? Jesus is there waiting. Just call on Him.

 
PRAYER: Lord I desire to do things to please you and I want to turn away from anything that is leading me away from you. Convict me of my sins and help me run from them and into your arms.   Thank you father that you patiently wait for us to turn away from sin and run to you. Your arms are open wide and you are ready to forgive and forget no matter what. Thank you for mercy. In Jesus name. Amen!

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