Monday, October 19, 2009

Our success is in Jesus

Many of us find ourselves in the same conflict as Peter, though confident of ourselves yet doing the opposite. In Matthew 26:33 "Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended." However, the same night, he denied Jesus three times, how distressed he must have been!

Don’t be devastated when you fail in some area that you thought you are strong. Though your spirit became new, your mortal body needs continual saving through the renewing of your mind and doing the Word. You are always faced with the battle against the works of the flesh. Yes you should be concerned when you fail but remember what Paul said in Romans 7:18 "in my flesh dwelleth no good thing," Any good thing starts in your spirit and gets into your flesh through the renewing of your mind.

Our loving Father is faithful, just get back into the spirit through confession and forgiveness of self and of others, and through the Word renew your mind. Don’t dwell on the failure dwell on the love of our Lord who forgave us and continues to forgive us.

In spite of Peter’ failure, the Lord used him mightily. But Peter knew that the glory belonged to the Lord.
Always remember in Him we have the Holy Spirit our mentor and He always leads us into triumph. God’s grace abounds more than our sin.

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