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  • Writer's pictureJoni

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

like murder,

yet you aren't a murderer.

Oh "SIN"~

the three letter word

that means

FALLING SHORT

SEPARATION FROM GOD.

Is "SIN"

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

each other?

Meanwhile there is GOD

looking at them who have apple juice flowing from their lips

responding~

"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?".

SIN~

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~

JESUS.

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.

Therefore,

"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


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