No one comes to God before first recognizing that he/she is separated from God.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from… Read more Wrong Turn
No matter how much we deny, distort or disguise the evidence of sin, we can never change the fact of sin… Only God can remove the stain and penalty of sin. The longer we hide from Him the longer we have to live with the cancer of sin eating away at our lives… Nobody forces us to sin and God does not put us in a situation where we must sin. We are NOT powerless. We CAN choose to resist the influence of others. We CAN rise above our circumstances.
As we seek to make daily life decisions the key question is NOT, “Is this solution good for me?” The key question is, “Is Jesus in it?” In other words, instead of seeking “a solution”, we seek Jesus for He alone has the RIGHT solution.
…the Believer who is completing his course of suffering for Christ’s sake is completing the process of ceasing from sin. In other words, suffering for Christ’s sake transforms the Believer from sin-FULL to sin-LESS; suffering for Christ’s sake perfects Believers.
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to… Read more Matthew 7:13-14