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Steve couldn’t say a word. He tried. He knew what needed to be said, but the unexpected news rendered him speechless. As a Christian, he really blew it this time.
Although the above story is fictional, we know people who have experienced that very situation. Or perhaps we ourselves can identify with that scenario, or with another difficult consequence to our actions.
The good news is we serve a gracious God. His mercy and love is abundant toward us every time we go to Him to confess our sins.
So in view of God’s great love for us, we have a decision to make:
Are we going to choose to follow God and live for Him each day with each choice? Or are we going to live casually and hope for the best?
We’ve all made bad choices. And we still do, don’t we? But I want to do better. Don’t you?
I’m looking for people who admit they “blow it, too” but who also have the desire to commit themselves fully to God – and who will help me do the same.
What can we do to help each other blow it less often? A lot less often.
By offering prayer, support and encouragement to one another, we are better equipped to fight the enemy and gain victory over sin (such as poor choices and addictions) and emotional instabilities (including procrastination).
And let’s not forget about God’s Word. If we spend time meditating on Scripture and/or committing verses to memory, we will see a dramatic improvement in overcoming double-mindedness. Plus we could become more Christlike in the way we handle relationships, choose correct priorities and how we deal with difficulties.
And best of all, we will grow in our knowledge of God’s incredible love for us – as we grow in our love for Him!
What do you think? Can we do this – together?
Father, You know everything about us including the disappointments we go to bed with each night regarding the choices we’ve make. I ask that we grow to know how much You love us, and that our love for You grows bigger every day. Teach us Your ways, O Lord, and give us a willing heart to respond. Amen.
This week’s goal:
This week, I will choose a verse to meditate on (or memorize) and share it in the comment link, plus ask for support and accountability in an area I am struggling with. I will also pray and encourage those who share their struggles, too!
What about you?
- What Bible verse will you choose this week to meditate on and/or memorize?
- How can we help you overcome a sinful or bad habit? (Pseudonyms are acceptable!)
Joshua 1:8 (Amplified Bible)
This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.