"Sin...confess..do better for a while, then sin again.Embarrassment, confess again, ask God to take away the desire, then sin again, confess again, sin again, confess again, shock, more determination to stop sinning, think about it a lot, examine it. Make promises, create some boundaries, sin again, now even worse than before. Despair, anger, shame, distance from God, guilt. self-condemnation, Self-loathing....sin again. Disillusionment, doubt, self-pity, resentment at God: Why doesn't he hear my prayers? Why doesn't he do something? More anger. The fear that we allow ourselves to get angry with God. Then real confession, heartfelt one, and a sense of cleansing. Ah, a new start. Things seem better. Yeah, I've finally got this sin under control. Oops, sin again..." -TrueFaced by Thrall, McNicol, Lynch
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Maybe your power to defeat sin looks like this:
Question to you all:
Is it by your own power to defeat sin daily?
Abba I feel hopeless, weak and frustrated. I ask that you would help me. Take me and free up my mind of things that are not of You. Direct ...
Quotes from Gladys Aylward "I wasn't God's first choice for what I've done for China…I don't know who it was…It must...
Journal prayer is that I will trust God. Trust the place He has me and the pace He is going in my life.
It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent. Jeremy Taylor