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"You can never let sin against you, produce sin within you." (Todd White)

Oh, these words echoed through my soul and I had to memorialize them lest I forget, and only now am I letting them soak in deeply.  


This is a key to loving as Christ does.  No matter what comes against you, you have a choice how to respond and it is in that moment we win or lose...  Win over a loved one with grace or lose the opportunity to influence.  Win in reconciliation or lose in broken relationship. Win in humbling self or lose in exalting  self.  Win, loving sacrificially or lose selfishly preserving.  Win in overlooking offense or lose in defending self.  Win in eternal victories or lose in temporal battles.  


There is so much depth here that I will leave you to meditate with it.  Roll it over and over again until you have gleaned every last morsel from it. Speak it aloud and take it in.  Let it beat against your deaf ears & blind eyes, let it beat against your hard heart, let it beat against your pride, let it break it all down. Let it break up defensiveness, let it break up anger, let it break up ego.  Let it even break up over-reactive "low self"-esteem.  


Then, let the Love & Grace of Jesus Christ fill all those broken places to overflowing so that your only response is love.  Sit with that, take it all in... 



Never, EVER, let sin against you, produce sin within you...

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  1. I was thinking about this tonight at church during the service. <3

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    1. Terri - :) Isn't God just good to reinforce His Word to us.

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