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Saved By Grace

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Declaration:

I AM delivered from sin
Romans 6:6-7

“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin”

It doesn’t mean that I am perfect, that I never make a mistake or that I may never fall, but because I am now in Christ it is that I put away my old sinful nature. I don’t continue in sin. Every day I am striving to live in the image of Christ and even when I do fall, make a mistake or don’t hit the mark I don’t stay there and return back to the old man, my old nature, my old habits and my old ways. I get back up and try again not to return to where I had fallen. Once you are in Christ sin becomes a choice and the word of God is not an excuse for you to continue in sin. Whatever you feed the most is what will grow. When your spirit man is strong even in a weak moment it will over ride your flesh to want to sin. THANK YOU JESUS! If your flesh is in control strengthen the inner man (your spirit).

 

GET UP!!

Early today I took the girls to the Biltmore House to see the farm animals and when we got around to the goats there was one with a cast on it’s leg. My first response was Awe look at the goat and began to feel sorry for it, but there was something on the inside of me that kept saying  “Get Up”. I waited around a little to see if he would get up or does he normally just stay in that one spot. One of the workers went in to try and get one of the goats so that the kids could see them up close.  Sure enough the goat got up and left. Though it had a limp he didn’t allow it to make him stay where he was. Now no telling how long he has been in a cast and I’m sure he had to learn how to walk all over again, but the fact that he got up proves to me that he kept trying until he was able to do it on his own. There are so many things that can happen in life and if we aren’t careful we will allow it to cripple us to the point that we want get up and move forward. We will make all kind of excuses why we can’t or why we won’t. My question to you is why not? If at first you don’t succeed dust yourself off and try again. I know that it hurts and yes I know how unbarrable it can become, but YOU ARE WORTH IT to try again. You have been given life and an opportunity that some others may never get the chance or opportunity again. Despite your disability don’t allow it to keep you from moving forward. It was through my pain that I found strength and courage. It was through my strength and courage that unlocked my faith that lied from within. No matter how many times I got nocked down or I messed up there was something from within that kept pushing me to get back up again. If a goat can get back up again then what’s your excuse. GET UP!!!