Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Letting it go

Ephesians 31-32 says,"let all bitterness,wrath,anger,clamor,and evil speaking be put away from you,with all malice.And be kind to one another,tenderhearted,forgiving one another,even as God in Christ forgave you". The Holy Spirit should never be ignored or pushed away. Our bodies are a temple for the Holy Spirit to live.We should treat our bodies like such,not forgetting who lives inside us.Why is it that we forget that so easily when it comes to something we want? Temptation is always right there ready to eat us alive,but we have a choice to run in the other direction and flee from sin.We tend to think our lives are so complicated,and its so hard to face each day.It isn't if we put off the old man,and put on the new.If we look to Christ daily,and are truelly living for Him and putting away all these things life is much better.Why do we let ourselves get caught up in gossip,evil speaking,and bitterness?Why is it so hard to walk away and let it go? To have a life abundent in Christ we have to let it all go.If we are wearing these things,Christ cannot shine through us.All others see is the ugliness of life.We must pray each day for God to give us strength to face the day,and help us in our struggles. When temptation is staring us in the face,we must go the other way,and know that Christ is with us.The same love that Christ gives to us we must give to others.It isn't always easy,we get hurt,angry,and sometimes caught up in gossip and judging others.That takes the spotlight off us if we can just think about what others are doing,we don't have to look at our own lives and see are own sin,if we can just keep looking at others.That is the wrong attitude to have.We first must look at ourselves,and when we do,it is easier to look at others and not judge or gossip.Because if we can really see ourselves we know that we are no better than anyone else struggling in sin.We must learn to let it all go,so that Christ can live fully in us.


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