Wednesday, July 20, 2016

breaking bad

Lewis talks about bad Christians today in A Year with C.S. Lewis.

We've all been there, if we're honest with ourselves. We've blown it. We've messed up. We've fallen short of what God has called us to. We've been bad Christians.

What do we do then? Well, we can give up. We can turn away and stop pretending like we could ever be good. We can stop being hypocrites and embrace the fact that we'll never be perfect.

That's what the enemy wants us to do. To give up. And that's the ONLY WAY we can fail. See, God is working in us to make us like Him. To make us perfect. And He won't stop until the job is done. He'll keep perfecting us until we're perfect. The only way the process will stop is if we give up. That's why it's so important for us to keep walking the road, even when we fail, even when we fall short.

It has happened in your life. It will happen again. Don't give up. Just get back up, brush yourself off, thank God for forgiving you yet again, and keep going. In the words of Winston Churchill, never, never, never, never, never, never give up.

Thank You, God, for Your forgiveness, which is always available to us when we fail.


Merlinda Carisosa said...

There are times that we failed because we are not perfect but God raise us up.

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Donette Glenn said...

Thank you Lord for always forgiving us even when we don't deserve it. Thank you for sending your son to die on the cross so we can walk in Freedom of sin and condemnation. Thank for our free will to choose You!

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