Showing posts from February, 2018

Freedom From the Bondage of Sin

To be free meant a lot to us because we want to do what we want, and to go where we want without restraints. What is freedom?

Freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraintAre we free or still in bondage?  What's keeping us in bondage?  There are so many things in our Christian life that are still keeping us in bondage.  They are the sins that come with our old nature when we still didn't know and accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior. Examples are: lying, stealing, bitterness, anger, pride, and lust. The following verses tell us what's keeping us bondage and what to do with them.

Ephesians 4:22-32 "That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: f…

Loving God, Loving Others

Love One Another - Is It Easy? When God gave His son, Jesus, to die for our sins, His sacrificial love was for the whole world - for everyone. He did not choose who to love and who not to love. God loves us so much and He wants us to love Him in return. But loving God means loving others, too. We have to admit that when we hear the words "Love one another", we only love those who are lovable. We exclude the person who really annoys us and who doesn't pass the standards of our "Love button". Don't say that you are not capable of loving even the most horrible person because you are. You are created by a loving God and love is in your being. You only have to act on it. I know most of us can love almost everybody but I'd like to focus on two types of people we have difficulty loving. Love Your Neighbors (As You Love Yourself) "And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, …

Regretfully Yours

What Are Our Regrets? I have mine, you have yours. They are regrets that make us wish there is a reset button we can press every time we make a mistake so that we can start all over again. But things already happened and we can't undo them. Things happened, and in the process we've hurt other people, those who are closest to our hearts, including ourselves. We regret doing things and have lived in the pain that goes with it, along with the consequences that came after it. Living in the present, are we still struggling with the regrets that we have? What happened in the past happened. It's time to get over them, move on, and stop reliving them. Is There Something Good that Came Out From those Regrets?Have you become a stronger, better and wiser person? If you did, at least you benefited from them and probably have moved on for the better.Are you still wallowing in the pit of regrets? If you are, you are still living in the past and struggling everyday of your life. Don'…