Yes, You Were Born That Way! theunfetteredpreacher

This is who I am. I was born this way. It’s not my fault. How often have we said or heard this, and it is true.

Me, me, me, me, me….. Feed me, change me, hold me, look at me, I want, I will, mine, mine, mine….

If we were lucky, our parents taught us we are not the center of the universe. Mary and Bob are just as important and needful as us.

We are taught to share, to tell the truth, not to hit, hurt or abuse others, all the important things we have learned in kindergarten. Taught how to be productive, concerned, and loving citizens.

The thing is, We were born in SIN. Pride, lying, envy, lust, coveting, backbiting, killing, addiction, adultery, fornication, including gay, lesbian, transgender and queer are all behavioral sins.

They are a life choice. It is the sin we feed, we love and repeat. It is hard to leave these sins behind, we must, ‘Submit to God, Resist the devil and he will flee.’ (James 4:7)

We are all born in sin. Behavioral sins, are things we enjoy while knowing they are not good for us.

James 1:13-17

Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Our life choices are either sin and death or grace and hope. Do not blame God for your sin. Repent, ask forgiveness every time you fail.

It may seem you cannot brake the hold this sin has on you, but the Power of the Living God, can raise you upon the Rock.

I pray Davids’s prayer often.

Psalms 51:10-13

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

The only way to overcome evil is to trust and rely on the Lord. We may fight till the end, never receiving the promise, (Hebrews 11:13) but if we are people who know how to repent and look up to the hills, from whence comes our help. (Psalms 121). We will overcome the evil that would overtake us. (Amos 9:10)

What say you?

Thanks for visiting,
Know You Are Loved

We all have the relationship we want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.
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