(1 Corinthians 10:23 NKJV) “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.”
As followers of Christ, we live under grace. This means that our sins are forgiven as soon as we ask God to do so and then we repent.
To repent means to turn away from and not go back to something. Our sins should not become a habitual, often-repeated routine that we fall into.
Because of God’s grace and mercy, we have been given the freedom to choose what we do and what we don’t do. He has given us a free will.
We need to remember that as believers we have an awesome responsibility to please God in all we do. It is His desire that we live righteous, holy lives, shining His light into the darkness around us.
None of us will ever be perfect at this, but each of us has been given the Spirit of God living within us to help us discern things and keep our feet on the path He has set before us.
God has entrusted His work to us, His people. Let’s be sure we’re doing it to the best of our ability, guided by The Holy Spirit.
When I say GOOD MORNING I mean to say:?
O-ffers us His
R-eady for a
N-ew day with Him.
I-nspire others and
G-od loves you!
(2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV) “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
We want to let you know today that if you have received Christ and have been washed by His blood, you are a NEW CREATION!!!
You are not just the old creation with a little soap and water applied. You are blood-washed and brand new.
Jesus did not die to help us cover our sins or to put a Band-Aid on them. He died to wash them away and remove them from our past.
If you are in Christ, you are brand new! Your past has been forgiven and you have been given a new future as a child of God… the Most High King!!
So no matter what you are going through today, know that you cannot be defeated. You cannot be pushed backward. You are meant to move FORWARD.
Lift your head up and fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. For He and only He is able to cleanse us from our past.
If the devil is waving your past in your face, trying to condemn you and make you feel guilty, remind him that Jesus paid the price for your sins and they are forever washed away.
Walk in victory today! Amen.
- BWD Ascension Day Rally (2013)
- Ascension Day 2013