Sunday, May 30, 2010
Reinhold Niebuhr's "Serenity Prayer"
God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
My pastor’s statement: "If you are a believer and struggling with a certain sin, it's because you choose to remain in that sin."
My response to this statement I put on his blog.......
There is always a choice no matter what. The true matter is what do we use choose the answer to the question. There are two things, emotion and facts. Everything can be bottled down to those two elements. If I respond with emotion then chances are I am going to continue in that sin. If I respond with fact chances are I will not. Fact is that God has freed us from sin. God tells us we are free. Our emotions do not. Our emotions power, although sometime unrealized, has but a small hold on us. God’s grace is unlimited and it’s ashamed that when faced with temptation we tend to respond with such a limited and narrow view. This was an interesting and thought provoking post. God does give us weapons against sin too. John 5:4-5 "Everyone born of God overcomes the world."