August 23, 2004
Today’s Word of Strength
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
One of the most powerful weapons used against the Christian's new life is the old
life that should be left behind. Our adversary, the devil will use family, friends and
whatever means necessary to get us to focus our attention back on the old way of
living. However, it doesn’t matter what Satan says or does, but whether or not we
believe the word of God, and the blood of Jesus is able to keep us from sin. Acting
on the truth revealed by Jesus will keep us free from sin. Read what Peter says in 1
Peter 4: 1Since Jesus went through everything you're going through and more, learn
to think like him. Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of
always expecting to get your own way. 2Then you'll be able to live out your days free
to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by what you want.
3You've already put in your time in that God-ignorant way of life, partying night after
night, a drunken and profligate life. Now it's time to be done with it for good. 4Of
course, your old friends don't understand why you don't join in with the old gang
anymore. But you don't have to give an account to them. 5They're the ones who will
be called on the carpet--and before God himself.(message bible).
God loves you.
Stay in Christ
Michael W. Roy
Wise Master Builder