Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

just as if

Part 2 continuing from yesterday (what I love about Christianity)

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,” Romans 5:1

Justified — just as if I’d never sinned. Justification takes away the guilt that comes with sin and makes a way for peace.

All of this happens by faith. That is how God set it up. We come to Him in faith – believing.

We have peace with God. We are reconciled with God. We are restored – all because of Jesus.

“For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.” Eph 2:14 ESV

Jesus has broken down the walls of sin and shame.

The enemy will try to use condemnation and guilt to build up those walls again. Remember you have been set free by the blood of Jesus. The Holy Spirit will bring conviction to our lives but He does not use condemnation or guilt to do this.

“And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:” John 16:8 ESV

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2 ESV

 

til next time

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March 8, 2019 Posted by | just thinking about stuff, Pastor's wife, spiritual reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

to grow you must eat

I enjoy watching giraffes and I have a love for acronyms. Jesus is at the center of my life so it was only a matter of time before I put all three of them together.

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Grow In Righteousness And Faith, Fully Engaged”

Growing in Righteousness has to do with how we act. Are we making morally right choices? Do we do what is right in the eyes of God? Are we growing in our ability to take a stand for what is right when those around us don’t?

Growing in Faith — (2 Cor 10:15)
Having faith IN God in little things opens the way for having faith in Him for the bigger things. Growing in faith also has to do with being faithful TO God.

“The Lord will repay each man for his righteousness and his faithfulness; …” 1 Samuel 26:23

Fully Engaged — “Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.” Titus 3:14

Living life on purpose  — Making the most of opportunities that come our way – (Eph 5:16, Col 4:5)

The more I learn – the more I realize there is just so very much more to learn.  If I am going to grow – then I must eat and not the bread of idleness.  (She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.”  Proverbs 31:27)

til next

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September 18, 2016 Posted by | ministry, pastor, Pastor's wife, spiritual reflections, Woman Pastor | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment