The judgment of God is no joke, nor should we treat it as such. Our Father has the final say on our salvation and He will not compromise with sin. He is a righteous Father who is merciful and forgiving, but He will not forgo any level of loving discipline for his children who indulge in sin. Our time on this earth is limited and very short in comparison to the gift that awaits us after death. God seeks out the good in all that we do here on earth in order to glorify Himself through our lives.
1. Take a few minutes to reflect on your actions of the past few weeks. Write down a list of the events. Can you recall where you may have compromised with sin?
2. God seems to find the good in all we do. Reflect on your list and try to look at yourself as your Father sees you. What possible good has come from your sins?
Challenge: Life is filled with moments of weakness and frustration. We often express our thoughts instead of reflecting on them. The next time you are having one of these moments give the Jesus Prayer a try. It’s simple, short, and can be recited at any given moment. From the person with too many items in the express lane to the driver who cuts you off, it works to give you clarity in moments of frustration. The idea is to make you aware of your guilt as a sinner and bring your focus back to letting God be in control. Repeat it over and over, breathing in on the first half and exhaling on the second. “Lord Jesus Christ son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”
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