Posts tagged Sin
Posts tagged Sin
Psalm 119:59-60 NIV “I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes. I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.”
During our quiet time with God, scipture reading, and prayers to Him, we think about our deeds. It is common that we encounter, or are impressed upon about our sins. We must know that it is harmful to delay repentance. Also, when we discover that God wants us to do something, we should hurry in obedience. Let us allow God to move us, so that we are with Him. (http://www.enduringword.com/commentaries/19119.htm, Retrieved 26 July 2011)
“Speed in repentance and speed in obedience are two excellent things. We are too often in haste to sin; O that we may be in a greater hurry to obey.” - C. Spurgeon (enduringword.com)
1 John 1:7 NIV But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.
To be authentic Christians, we need to live with obedience to God. When we are with God, we obey, we are consistent, and we grow. Also, we progress with other Christians. When we do not fellowship with other Christians, something is wrong. Perhaps, a cherished sin. However, this is not to say that true Christians no longer sin. Rather we need constant cleansing from our day-to-day sin through the blood of Jesus Christ. And we are cleansed when we obey, and we fellowship with other believers.
Isaiah 41:10 NIV So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Fear, worry, and anxiety are often sin. At times, these are signs that we do not trust God. We should allow Him to commandeer our lives as Christians. Let us not forget His greatness. Do not allow fear and discouragement strike us when we are alone for we are never alone. God is with us always.
For the longest time, I have been a Christian, but far too many times, I have been afraid to give God full control of my life. As such, I am bound to fall, and I have fallen so many times. But, a real Christian should follow Him all his life. So, I submit all to You Lord Jesus and no longer will I disobey Your authority. No more excuses.
My Lord, I do not resent neither discipline nor rebukes from You. Instead, I am consumed by guilt and shame that I run away from You, like Adam and Eve hid when they disobeyed. I commit my soul to You, and do only what You will.