There is beauty in tragedy. Let us look to Jesus who endured the highest price for His sheep, even for the worst sinners of them all. Although He endured a false trial, false torture, and false execution, He turned what was intended for evil into the highest good through His death and resurrection. Behold: He has risen!
Though I have fallen, I will rise.
Though I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be my light."
— Micah 7:8
— Al Martin
— Galatians 3:28
Yet further still my body sinks
I am a man of little faith
But I will learn to love You
And abandon the rest, abandon the rest."
— Phinehas, WWII
Don’t think about a yellow brick road.
Why did you think about a yellow brick road? Just stop thinking about the yellow brick road and you will stop thinking about the yellow brick road!
You see, the more you think and focus on your sin, the further away you will be from overcoming it. Instead, think about Jesus and what He wants you to do and what He did for you. You cannot fix your sin, but Jesus can. Whatever you struggle with in this life, don’t let that sin be a distraction. Leave it behind you and press onward.
The closer you get to Christ, the further you’ll get from sin.
— Hebrews 4:12-13
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” - Matthew 7:1-2
We all need saving. Thank you Jesus, for I have sinned.
— Matt Chandler
— Romans 8:28
— As Cities Burn, Made Too Pretty
— As Cities Burn, This Is It
christianquotes101 asked: Would you call yourself a good person ?
I think at times I would. I think I could see my accomplishments, sacrifices, deeds, and the contrast of my character to a bad person as something that would make me a good person. In those times, I would see that my good deeds outweigh my sin. But that’s exactly why I’m not a good person.
The truth is, even though I’d hate to admit it to myself, I am not a good person. I am a miserable failure. I am broken. I am harmful. I am an obstacle. I am a filthy man with filthy lips. I am a sinner. Therefore, if I ever call myself good, I am deceived.
“For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” – Romans 7:15b
I don’t want to do the sin that I do. I want to do good, but I don’t. This is why I need Jesus. I need Him every day. For when I am a failure, He uplifts me. When I am broken, He binds my wounds. When I am harmful, He brings me discipline. When I am an obstacle, He humbles me. Even though I am filthy, He washes me clean. While I was yet a sinner, Christ died for me.
So my friend, I am not a good person. But God is good, and He has taken my sins away. I pray that I may never receive a praise in my life, but may every soul find the evidence of Christ.
God bless and much love,
When we read our Bibles, we come across so many stories of Jesus. All of the time, they have to do with people. For the most part, it all ends the same way. People turn from their sin. Jesus would call people to repent, and they would. He would tell them “Go and sin no more.”
Today, we seem to embrace sin. Instead of showing people the right way to go, we have grown passive in our evangelism. We are quick to accept and embrace the life decisions that our peers are making. We don’t hold the line of truth and show the way of love. Instead, we tell them "Go and sin some more."
Yes, we cannot force our beliefs down people’s throats, but we can give them the option to choose Christianity. Instead of shrinking back and avoiding the awkward friction and tension, we can take a risk and give the option of life. It is strange today to think that Jesus hung out at parties with sinners and embraced their sin. He never did. Everyone knew who Jesus was and what He was about. He made that very clear.
So my prayer for all of us is that we will make ourselves very clear. That we are going about our Father’s business. That we are embassador’s of Christ. That we are not perfect, but forgiven and repentant.
God bless and much love,