Hi fam! This is an old post written by a dear friend and I believe there are some who would benefit from it. Enjoy! And yes … Separated would be out next Monday. Was a little too busy to write last week but I’m currently working on it. Please bear with me. Thank you! Love you guys… 🙂
A beautiful encounter, a serious decision . . . creates a threshold in your walk with God. You decide that enough is enough and you are gonna go all the way with Him; seekHhim with all your heart. And for a few days you’re almost certain things have changed for real, sure that things aren’t going to be like before. . . until you “fall short”. This is an experience most of us are familiar with, each one leaving us almost worse off than the last. We begin to lose hope that we can ever amount to anything of a spiritual giant and just go with the flow . . . what the heck?
One thing that hinders us from going to God is self-condemnation. Self-condemnation almost looks like conviction, but while conviction is from the Holy spirit, condemnation is from . . . well we all know, the Devil.
Conviction will lead to genuine repentance and draw you closer to God. Condemnation will push you far away. It will tell you you’re no good and can never get it right. It will shout your weaknesses in your face and compare it to the impeccable “standard”.
The truth we somehow fail to truly grasp is that there is no condemnation in Christ. So when you’re tempted to lay your bed in its room, remember Romans 8:1-2 NIV
‘Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.’
Condemnation will almost seem okay as it will cause you to attempt getting your act right before coming to God. While this agrees with our flesh, it is a very silly move to make. Paul states in Hebrews plainly, that we are to come to the throne of mercy to obtain grace and mercy in time of need. What beautiful assurance!
Grace doesn’t promote sin, it’s empowerment for victory. Mercy not only provides pardon for us but equips us to live from the very throne of God . . . Doesn’t sound like a weak Christian to me.
Titus 2:11-12 NIV
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say No to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, [Emphasis mine]
Nothing you do or have done takes him by surprise . . . nothing. He loves us all fiercely and will never stop. Choose to be near Him . . . Choose grace. His love will dissolve your fears and weaknesses till the full dawning of the day.
Recommended song: Child of God by Bethel ft. Steffany Gretzinger
About Lolu Akinsanya:
In between sillyness and real life Lolu likes to sing, see movies and dance . She loves God fiercely and bursts with zest for Him. She likes ice cream too! You can read more from her at https://scentsofintimacy.wordpress.com/