So when you fudge the truth.
When you take what doesn't belong to you.
When you gossip.
When you look at people of the other gender with lust in your heart.
You are NOT being of God. You are practicing the things of the devil.
Do you really want to do that?
Do you want to make what Jesus did for you, when he died on the cross, do you want to make that unimportant?
The scriptures are very clear
"Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. 8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning."
So tell me this day...What are you practicing?
And yes I know it's hard, sin is all around us.
It's so easy to fall into practices we aught not keep. I live it everyday, seeing my failures, seeing where my thoughts lead me, but God is so clear. What we practice, what we do shows whom we follow.
If we grieve over our sin and try to change what we do (which we can ONLY do with the help of God himself) then we show where our heart is at... with the Lord God himself. Not negating the death of his son who died to KILL SIN. That's what he did you know. He killed sin when he died on the cross, he took away it's power over us.
So choose today... WHOM WILL YOU SERVE?
The devil? Or Christ himself?
What will you build your life upon?
What will I build my life upon?
Let me THIS DAY choose to serve the Lord God himself and not my own immediate needs/goals or desires. Let others see Christ in me and nothing else.
T'is a hard thing, and yet an easy thing. He will be with me to guide me and mind me when I do aught that I not. But he'll still be there. He won't leave me to follow him alone. It means I need to be mindful of my actions and thoughts. It means I need to know him all the more... cause if I don't know him, how can I live like him? How else can I keep the call of the devil muted? I must know him that I follow. I must be able to let him shine through.
What think you?