July 14, 2016

A Heart Issue

There are times when words come too quickly and without much thought.
It ought not to be this way, but, too often it is.  At least, it is for me.
We are exhorted in God's Word to think before we speak.
To use our words to encourage, exhort, and point others to the Truth.

"Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt,
that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man."  Colossians 4:6

We are in this battle with sin and will be until the day we die.
It's a heart issue.  The only remedy for it is found in the Saviour.

"For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing...
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do...
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord."  Romans 7:18a, 19, 24, and 25a

What a precious blessing it is to know that we can run to
the Lord with all our failings and He will pick us up and mend us.
His blood cleanses.  He heals our imperfect-ness with His sinless-ness.
The only way to be made clean and right and pure is by coming to Him.

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."  John 14:6

I rejoice in the Lord Jesus' cleansing power.  His perfect life.
His payment for my sin.  His living and dying and rising again.
I rejoice in the fact that He is all sufficient.  And, that He forgives.

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."  1 John 1:9

How wonderful it is to rest our hearts in our Saviour's
finished work on the Cross.  His perfect and complete sacrifice.
May we live our lives to bring glory to His Name.
He is worthy of all our praise.  Now and forever.

Happy Thursday!
With Love, Camille


Sandi said...

Accept forgiveness.

Summer said...

Colossians 4:6 is such a beautiful verse! Happy Thursday ♥


Katy said...

Beautifully written Camille!!! :) Any a VERY happy birthday to you!

Camille said...

Sandi ~ Amen. How precious our Saviour is! :)

Summer ~ Welcome here! Yes, God's Word is so powerful and full of wisdom...may we truly let it dwell richly in us. :)

Katy ~ Awww...thank you for the birthday wishes, my friend. And, for the kind encouragement. Hugs. :)