“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” ~Matthew 26:41
It’s been one of those couple of weeks. The kind where all of my intentions of being spiritually strong have crumbled in light of my humanity, my weaknesses on display. All the plans to start something great for the Lord, to bring Him glory, to please Him with my life, slipped away with the duties of life and the beckoning of my emotions, enticing me toward them.
I gave in.
It happens, doesn’t it? Some days more than others perhaps?
The siren call of other idols, vying for our worship. The familiar song rising in our ears, unwittingly, we start to hum along…and are snared.
Sighing deeply, I lay my head in my hands, realizing I’ve fallen for the same trick. Again. Again, again…! The words of the Apostle Paul flash before me: “Oh wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” ~Romans 7:24
In the silence of realization comes the wetness of repentant tears, shoulders shrugging off sin.
Then, the best, most wonderfully unexpected part…the flooding of forgiveness, washing clean, wiping away tears.
GRACE HAS COME!
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh,that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” ~Romans 8:1-4
Freedom recaptured. Communion with God, restored.
I press on.
This is my humble way of explaining and apologizing for the silence after making such a bold decision to Write the Word every day but not following through with it. I will explain more in my next post and link up. I hope you will still consider joining me as I try to keep pressing on. I thank you for forgiveness.
I’m so grateful for grace!
~Soli Deo Gloria,