Day 21: Stop It Now
Living IN "SIN" keeps you connected to who you weren't created to be.
"SIN" that forbidden word.
"SIN" that makes whatever you did seem so ugly
yet you aren't a murderer.
the three letter word
SEPARATION FROM GOD.
eating an innocent piece of fruit off a beautiful tree
and then handing it to your husband
who also eats it
and then he & she hides
and then he & she blames
Meanwhile there is GOD
looking at them who have apple juice flowing from their lips
"Are you looking at us?
BUT GOD she gave it to me
BUT GOD the serpent"
BUT GOD responds~
"Didn't I tell you at the very beginning,
that it is NOT AN OPTION,
but you did it anyway?".
DO NOT worry, BUT you worry
DO NOT doubt, BUT you doubt.
DO NOT ____, BUT you do it anyway.
BUT what if SIN was NO LONGER AN OPTION
and you could
Stop It Now!
Oh it is so very possible
because it took a
five letter word to restore
what was lost~
Oh how we fall short.
Oh how easy it is to fall short
when the ARROW of CHOICE
comes shooting right at us.
The choice to choose at the moment of choice.
GOD'S WAY or my way.
Oh SIN IS NO LONGER AN OPTION~
because IN JESUS
it never ever has to be~
"Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with CHRIST, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—no longer captive to sin’s demands! What we believe is this: If we get included in CHRIST'S sin-conquering death, we also get included in HIS life-saving resurrection"*
Do not let the CONDEMNATION ARROW shoot you right now,
because this isn't about making you act and be a perfect CHRISTIAN~
because IN CHRIST you are NOT CONDEMNED
because you & I are no longer SEPARATED from GOD.
But will we fall short?Oh yes.
You know those lingering SINS
that you continue to play with,
because they really aren't that big
yet they do seem to make GOD feel like HE is so far away from you.
HE hasn't moved, as it is us when we teeter off the TRUSTING path.
"That means you must not give sin a vote in the way you conduct your lives.
Don’t give it the time of day
. Don’t even run little errands that are connected with that old way of life.
Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time—remember, you’ve been raised from the dead!—into GODs way of doing things. Sin can’t tell you how to live. After all, you’re not living under that old tyranny any longer. You’re living in the freedom of GOD" *(Romans 6 MSG)
So let's take a SABBATH from that three letter word that seeks to steal our joy,
because IN JESUS we can
"Stop It" Now!
(watch below for a little humor for today