Fall is here, but I think I missed something… aren’t the leaves supposed to change color?? Maybe they changed it while I was in Germany. I think there’s a conspiracy going on. We’ll see.
Things around here have taken some interesting twists and turns.
I’ve always know that the messes in my life are caused mostly by your truly. It wasn’t until recently that that particular truth set in and became a truth in my life. Even though I caused these messes, I was certain that I could fix them. I kept to myself, let things build up, and now I’m in a huge mess.
Even as Christians, we still mess up. The thing that sets us apart is that we are given the grace, the power, to overcome this world. The victory is ours for the taking; we just have to take hold and never let go.
I don’t believe with anything within me that we are meant to live a mediocre life of defeat in sin. It is true that despite all the sin in our lives, we are going to Heaven one day if Christ is the Lord and Savior of our lives. However, Christ set us free. FREE! He didn’t tear down the prison walls for us to sit in the rubble. (There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1 NKJV)
A lot of people overlook the Old Testament because they think it’s not relevant to today. Well, if you’re going to go that route, the New Testament technically isn’t either! The beauty of the Bible is that is all true and can be lived out in all areas of your life. For instance, the story of David and Goliath isn’t just a story. David was anointed king of Israel. He was the youngest and smallest of his six brothers, AND he was anointed king while Saul was still on the throne! TREASON! Do you know why David defeated Goliath? He fully believed with all his being that God was bigger than some massive giant-man. He fully believed that his God would take care of him because he was doing His work. There was no fear for this man. There was only God.
So, what is your Goliath? Do you believe that it is bigger than God?