Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Day 23 - In His Word - BLOW-OUT
Today is Day 23 of the "write31days" challenge; and I am linking up with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday group for this year's "free writes".
Check out all of my posts in the "In His Word" 31 Days series here.
The word for today is Blow-Out ...
Driving down the road, all of a sudden...thump thump thump!
A blow-out...my tire is in shreds!
Carrying on a conversation with my husband, all of a sudden...
I blow-up...my nerves are in shreds!
And, with that blow-up, I have blown it! No matter how many times I try not to do it, I always end up blowing it!
And, my life would seem to be in shreds!
"Repeating the same sinful behavior is most discouraging. Who of us has not told God that if He would forgive us just one more time, we would never do it again...only to blow it once more?" *
Yes, I have blown it a time or two; asked forgiveness for a sin ... only to repeat that same sin.
"For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want." (Galatians 5:17)
There is that "sinful nature" pulling us from doing what we know we should be doing...
Or, not doing what we know we should not be doing!
"But - and this is important - no matter how often we blow it, we must return to the Father. We must never let our failures keep us from God's forgiving Grace." *
So, whether you have a blow out, or you blow up, or even blow it again and again and again...
God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins...
But we must confess our sin(s) to God!
* From the book, "After You've Blown It" by Erwin W. Lutzer; published by Multonomah Publishers, Inc.