Friday, May 7, 2010

Grace Beat You To It

What a message I heard today! The message was about self evaluating ourselves when we think we have handled something inappropriately, when we think maybe we did not walk in love and take care of that problem just exactly the way God would have us to. When we are dissappointed in ourselves, we start to self evaluate ourself, and then if we do not do it in Faith we will bring condemnation on ourselves. Condemnation is not of God, it is of the devil, and if you hang on to it, and keep pitying yourself, and wallowing in it, you will be under the devil's thumb.

Don't let the devil fool you with self condemnation. Seek God in faith and know that He has already sent His grace out before you.

When you think God is dissappointed in you, then you are making Him no better than you are. God is not dissappointed, condemnation is not of God

Have faith in God and know that He is willing always , that His grace goes before all things. Before you can do anything wrong, Grace has already forgiven you. So stop beating yourself up, repent and then have Faith that God is willing and has already forgiven you. AMEN!

This was a great message and I believe we could all use this message. We all at sometimes try to beat ourselves up because of the way we handled someone or something. Don't give the devil the satisfaction of holding onto YOUR dissappointment in yourself. Know that your GOD loves you and is ready to help you move on.

God loves us with agape love, unconditional love. Not just when we do right but all the time. If you will strive to walk in the love that God has and forgive any who wrong you, you will not put yourself under condemnation. When we put ourselves under condemnation we usually have some unforgiveness in us toward someone, maybe even ourself. Be quick to forgive so that you do not fall into the devil's trap for you. AMEN!

Col. 3 v 12-15....Therefore as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.....

When we walk in love, God rules in our hearts, we have His peace. Remember His grace is sufficient and it always walks before us, not behind us. AMEN!

How do we keep from falling into self condemnation, into the devil's trap for us? By feeding on His word daily and walking in faith and most importantly walking in love toward each other. AMEN!


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