Confess Our Sins

The key word in this verse is confess. We have to admit what we have done wrong. We can’t live in a made-up world where just because Jesus loves us so much we don’t ever admit the mistakes that we’ve made. We must confess our sins repent and change our ways and Jesus will forgive us and cleanse us from my wickedness.

It’s amazing to me how many people put Jesus in this all loving all forgiving box while forgetting that he does expect us to do good.

Proverbs 28:13 states that -“if you hide your sins you will not succeed if you confess and reject them you will receive Mercy.” NCV version

I think that’s a great exclamation for removing Sin from your life. Confess and reject. As the knowledgeable Priscilla Shirer once said:

you cannot go where you used to go. You cannot do what you used to do. And you cannot be who you used to be.

But it’s not something to beat ourselves up about because if we take the steps of confession we have the almighty forgiveness of Jesus awaiting us.

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Fiery Attacks on Mind

This! I’ve been working so hard have a better and more deep relationship with God and my distractions just keep getting worse and worse. This excerpt from Jesus calling today totally reminds me why. The more we do to grow closer to God the more Satan will try and tear us down. So we have to keep praying and keep fighting forward . It is also a good reminder that’s how I really need to watch my words.

#JesusCalling #morningdevotion #God

Transgressions Wiped Clean


https://bible.com/bible/1588/isa.43.25-26.AMP

I discovered this verse while practicing “Lectio Divina” otherwise known as “Divine reading” as part of my Present over Perfect Bible study.

I am really struggling with regrets from my past sins and the author of that study Shauna Niequist gave this verse as one to chew on.

I’ve read Isaiah before but this one had not caught my eye. I read and wrote the verse in several different versions and I really like the Amplified Bibles version. It’s so interesting thinking that being forgiven of our sins has nothing to do with us and is not for us but it’s something God God does for himself. It’s amazing to realize that I matter SO much to God that he wants me in his home with him so much that he just goes ahead and forgives my transgressions. Like he loves me THAT much.

I don’t quite understand the last part about reminding him of them and pleading my case with him but I’m definitely excited to pray and meditate on it more to figure it out.

Wonderful reminder today of how much God loves us.

#Morningdevotion #God #jesuslovesme

What we don’t want to do


Way back in Isaiah God tells us we will be saved and strong if we trust in him. And in Isaiah he flat-out tells us we don’t want to do that. It’s just so interesting because in today’s society we need to be saved. We need to be strong. But the last thing we want to do is be calm and trust in God. So many of us need to go back to God and yet we don’t want to. 

When there are such promises from the Lord why don’t we?

#BabyLogan 

My Sweet Little #BabyLogan is 3 today.  I guess he isn’t really a baby anymore. Full blown toddler/preschooler. He has changed me and my life so much. He has taught me so much.  He has helped me grow closer to my husband and my sweet S.S.  

Most of the time i feel as if im failing at this mom thing. But i try my best every day.  Its a scary world we live it but hopefully he can grown up tp help make it better not worse. 

Special thanks to Man for all the love and support he gives me. I could not even do this mom thing without you. #Always.

“For this child i have prayed. The Lord grant me what i asked.  Therefore i shall give him back to the Lord, all the days of his life he shall serve our one true God. “- 1st Samuel 1:27-28

Great Reminder to always be joyful with God

Fig trees may not grow figs, and there may be no grapes on the vines. There may be no olives growing and no food growing in the fields. There may be no sheep in the pens and no cattle in the barns. But I will still be glad in the Lord ; I will rejoice in God my Savior. The Lord God is my strength. He makes me like a deer that does not stumble so I can walk on the steep mountains. For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.
Habakkuk 3:17‭-‬19 NCV

http://bible.com/105/hab.3.17-19.NCV