Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Thoughts to Ponder & WholeHearted Home Wednesdays LINKUP

We are DEAD in one sense and ALIVE in another. We are dead to our old, sinful ways and alive in Christ Jesus who nailed all our sins to his cross. 

"And you, 
being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, 
hath he quickened together with him, 
having forgiven you of all trespasses;

Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, 
and took it out of the way,
 nailing it to the cross;"

~Colossians 2:13-15~

Have you ever taken a close look at your life and considered if you are allowing sin to still rein in your life? 

Are the books you read ones that would bring glory to Christ? Through reading are you enjoying a book where sin reins? How about other things that you allow in through your eye gate? Are the things you watch glorifying to Christ? Do they depict situations that would encourage you in your faith? 

These are only two areas which I touched on...ouch, they hurt!! There was a point in my life that God placed His finger on my heart concerning the books I read and what I watched. Taking a good hard look into my heart can reveal much that I need to declutter!!

This week, I am asking God to look deep in my heart and show me what should not be there. God love us to do that. It takes courage. 

Our lives are short, we don't know how long our life will be. Only what's done for Christ will last. Someday, like my friend who was 41, we will enter into eternity. Will we have a beautiful testimony like she does? 

I desire to live within and without of my house in a perfect way. I don't want to allow things that bring shame to the Name of Jesus before my eyes. I am DEAD to sin and QUICKENED or made alive in Christ Jesus. My sin and all my past are NAILED to the cross. 

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WholeHearted Home Wednesday 

Linkup #12

Time has flown by and it's time to share again!!

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WholeHeartedly served Christ in your Home
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  1. Great Questions and reminders, Judith. It's so easy to think only about God's grace and forget our obligation to deal daily with our sins. Thanks for this post.

  2. Hi Judith,
    Thank you for the honor of being in your favorites for last week!

    This is a very thought-provoking post. I think I have gone through something like this, although I didn't know it until later. It was when I realized that I no longer have any interest in the books I used to read. In fact, some I would be embarrassed & ashamed to admit to reading many years ago. Having realized the change in me, I'm now more conscious as to what would please or displease God.

    I'm behind this week and have not yet posted on my blog. As soon as I do, I plan to come back and link up. :)

    Have a great week!

  3. Your post so lines up with something I read earlier today during my lunch break. It sure does take courage to ask God to reveal things in our lives which ought not to be there. Excellent post Judith.

  4. Judith...thank you the link up. Your post brings to mind the line in a children's bible song "be careful little eyes what you see..." We definitely need to be on guard what we allow ourselves to view...books, movies, etc. Thank you for the reminder. Have a terrific weekend.

  5. Hi Judith~
    Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your words of wisdom, and I'm happy to have found your blog. I also nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, and you can see about it at my blog...

    Have a great day!


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