You will come to the point where your heart will be contrite and GRACE (Jesus) will be present to show you that that’s enough. So, STOP! Begin to embrace grace completely and fully, not the sinful practices you’ve enjoyed.
Too often we enjoy our sins with the insurance of grace instead of trusting grace in the first place to handle our needs and desires so that we won’t be compelled to act in sin.
Listen, have confidence in grace. You cannot walk in the fear of God without grace. With grace comes the requirement of obedience, just like in faith. Obedience is an element of trust (faith). Standing firm in the love of God, believing that his love will not falter (grace).
Text:November 11, 2012 This is from an old note in my phone dated, May 12, 2012 at 11:16 pm What Is God’s Expectation of Us? God’s expectation of is to love. It is simple. It requires a full serving of who we are, not just some of who we are. Sin has taken us on a roller coaster ride which zips by, loops around, ducks under and flies over… LOVE The only way to control that ride is to entrust it to God. Will you give him control or will “religion” and “traditions” keep you at bay? November 8, 2012 BALANCE: 1 Peter 5:8 Be well balanced… for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring… seeking someone to seize upon and devour. In your RELAUNCH, you have to follow a strict “diet”, being mindful of what you “consume.” Doing so will bring balance to your life. Our minds, our bodies, our mouths… they all need balance. In your RELAUNCH you must be sober. Soberness is letting go of weights. Weights are stresses, past hurts, worrying, carrying hatred… If you’re struggling with these weights, its imperative that you just drop them. Leave them right where they are. If you can’t muster the esteem to be confident in yourself, be confident in Christ, and say “Take this Jesus. I’m tired of caring about these pains and of carrying them.” Be confident in God’s promises and his protection. Allow him to be the center of your life. After all, he is the perfect balance! Deuteronomy 31: The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. DO NOT BE AFRAID; DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED. So as you RELAUNCH, seek balance through Christ Jesus. Tweet of The Day: @JoyceMeyer November 7, 2012 1 Timothy 2:1-3 The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live. Tweet of the Day: BishopJakes