Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wow. this time of year is so busy. We finally got the first week of school over with. It seemed too long. Its the first time I wasn't ready to send my boys back to someone else. They love it though ha! We are still remodeling, and we're adding floors this weekend. I WILL post pictures then. The entry is amazing! On another note, I have been seeking, knocking, and asking God. He is doing some pretty AMAZING things in our lives. (I will be doing some MAJOR updates soon) Today, I feel a little defeated (although I know I'm not) past sin tries to creep up and take over. I'm currently reading a book The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges and am taking notes worth mentioning: *God has called every Christian to a holy life. There are no exceptions to this call. *Your resposability is found in Romans 6:12 Do not allow sin to reign in you so that you obey its eveil desires. He mentions that just because we became Christians the temptation to the same sin is still there, BUT we are no longer slaves to it. We can now stand up to it and say NO to it. When we sin as Christians, we sin as individuals with the freedom of choice. We sin because we choose to. *Pray David's prayer daily: Psalm 139:23-24 Search me O God & know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offinsive way in me and lead me the way of everlasting. You have to stay in the Word to stay guarded. It has to be daily or your guard will come down. Satan will attack the very thing you struggle with. He knows you that well. If you are not being tested and tempted by him, he has you already deceived. ( that has been something I have been thinking about these past few days, and as much as I don't like it, its the truth) I am also learning to not BLAME satan as much and understand that my own heart and my own desires are sinful and selfish (satan just uses that) So all in all, the main pursuit is to holiness. God plays a role in that when Jesus died to sin (so do we) Our role is to not allow the sin to reign in us. I know this seems a little bit deep, but hey, its where my mind and heart are at this moment.