Sunday, December 12, 2010

And The Truth Is:

And, the truth is: Anything good or worthy coming from my actions is clearly GOD and HE alone! On my own, I bumble and stumble my way through life. Try as I may, my sinful nature rears its ugly head more times than I would like to admit.

" 4 So, my dear brothers and sisters, this is the point: You died to the power of the law when you died with Christ. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God. 5 When we were controlled by our old nature,[a] sinful desires were at work within us, and the law aroused these evil desires that produced a harvest of sinful deeds, resulting in death. 6 But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit." Romans 7:4-6 NLT

Growing together in Christ,



Deidra said...

I have a saying: "If it's good, it's God. If it's bad, I probably had something to do with it." :)

Happy holidays to you and yours!

Terry said...

Howdy Andrea
Oh my such a profound revelation once we realize it .
While the flesh still gets in our way we now have a choice and we Have Jesus who willingly gave us this precious gift .
Blessings to you my friend and sister in Christ .
We Now Have Total Victory !
Now not later how cool is that .

...and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-
that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:19

Until Next Time
Happy Trails

Rita said...

On our own, we all stumble, but thankfully He is with us every step of the way, even when we don't "feel" it! PTL!

Divine Mrs D said...

Haha! I agree with Diedra. :)

quietspirit said...

My slant on this is "I'd mess it up." And I almost did something like that today.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Dear Andrea,
This is such powerful message. Thanks for sharing it with us, for the reminder that we are to serve the Lord by our actions, "in the new way of living in the Spirit."

Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment.

Ready for Christmas?

Anonymous said...

So true for me, too.


RCUBEs said...

Growing....Not easy but He is faithful to complete what He started in each of us. God bless you sister. Love that photo! Take care.


Daily I choose the new way of living. His mercies are new every morning. Blessings....I love the says a lot.

Brown Shoe said...

I must say "ditto" to Deidra's words of wisdom. God is good all the so much!

Silver said...

Why do we keep stumbling like silly little children?


Just Be Real said...

The truth rings loud and clear for me! Blessings to you Andrea.

Charlotte said...

Andrea-- Wishing you and yours a very Merry and blessed Christmas!