For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 6:1-2
What should we say then? Should we continue to sin so that God’s kindness will increase? That’s unthinkable! As far as sin is concerned, we have died. So how can we still live under sin’s influence?
It can sometimes be confusing knowing sin separates us from God, but at the same time knowing we have a sinful nature. How, then, can we reconcile with Him? Jesus died for our sins and paid the price, so we don’t face its consequences, when we truly believe this, we are His followers, we are no longer followers of sin, and we do not do what our sinful nature asks us to do, but since we believe in the gospel, we strive to imitate Christ’s nature in everything we do. One way we can discern whose followers we are is to see how we respond to sin, are we defeated by it? Are we dragged down by it? depressed because of it? Are we stuck in a cycle of falling to sin again and again, or are we running to God knowing that the grace of God powerfully overcomes the hurt caused by sin?
Lord, we thank you for your grace and mercies through Jesus Christ who died for us on the cross for our sins, we ask for power and strength to overcome our sinful nature and desires. Amen.
Greetings in the mighty name of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
Thought for the week:
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. IICor 2: 14 -15
Multiply – Disciples making disciples – Pass it on
Thought: Are you confessing the same sins over and over?
When we come to Christ and genuinely confess our sins to God, He forgives our sins. True confession also includes a strong and unwavering commitment to not continue to live in sin. In addition, we need to remain strong in Christ and set godly boundaries. God is able to give us the strength we need to defeat temptation and trials every single time. Totally relying on His power is more than enough to lead a victorious Christian life.
Stand firm in Christ
Have a Victorious walk in Christ
Your strength will equal your days. Deuteronomy 33: 25