Can you still get a win in life after you sin?
you know at one time or another you have thought that and pondered the question.
when i was little, if (and i mean if cause i was such a pure and sweet little girl-lol) i got in an ARGUMENT with one of my brothers, my mom made us both say we were sorry.
did we always mean it?
but the word was said and that was supposed to end the dispute and clean the slate.
what about now?
what about when i sin as an adult and i know better?
does sorry cover it and wash the slate clean?
well, lets look at two things-- am i truly repentant to the person (and jesus) and has the remorse in my heart changed me?
2 corinthians 7:10,11 is an awesome verse.
summed up it says:
god designed us to feel remorse over sin so that it would produce repentance and bring about fruit in our lives--
that repentance leads to victory.
when you are truly sorry and allow god to change your heart, it awakens a passion for god.
guilt and condemnation from yourself, (also others for that matter) should be let go.
and satan can from that moment on suck it!
because you just got a win over sin.
his plan failed.
he wanted you not to feel the saviors presence in your life.
he wanted depression to storm in because he kept telling you that you messed up big and no one forgives you .
he wanted your past to define you and keep you distant from god.
he wanted you to not feel joy anymore.
he wanted your life to be over.
satan is the original fun sucker.
I was once told on a subject that "you don't have a leg to stand on".
this person said this to me because i had done what i was speaking against.
they thought that because i had "messed up" that i was forever defined by that.
no, no, no.
that is why there is jesus.
you mess up and he gets you back up.
you repent and he changes you---you are never the same.
when jesus "Clears your slate", tell others.
don't hide it.
don't be afraid to speak about what he has done--
speak loud enough so that those in the back who are thinking you don't have a leg to stand on can hear all you are saying-
give them a dose of jesus joy
and that will
drown out the fun suckers noise.
*2 corinthians 7:11
"...as god intended,because of your remorse over sin- Now you are eager to do what is right"