Happy Tuesday Y’all! Tomorrow I’ll be sharing an amazing word from my personal favorite, Pastor Furtick. But for today, just click this masterful marathon of a medley and get a little praise and worship in!
4Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. 5But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. 6No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. (1 John 3:4-6)
I once got into a debate with a coworker who was much more knowledgeable about the Bible than I was at that time. He had baited me in with the question of if someone is saved and born again, can they sin again? I said of course they can, people constantly keep making mistakes, and can easily “sin” again. He countered that with the argument that if they keep sinning, then they were never really born again. We went back and forth our whole lunch break, neither of us willing to see the other’s point-of-view. For me, I was trying to convince my coworker that people will always make mistakes, no matter our best intentions. For my coworker, he was trying to get me to see the truth that the Bible teaches from verses like the one above. No one who lives in Jesus keeps sinning. True rebirth into Jesus washes away your past sins, but also puts a pure distaste for sin into your mouth, and you never want to take a bite of that way of life again. I have matured a lot in my spirituality since that conversation. And while I still believe that we as humans constantly make the same mistake, I do realize now that when you truly walk with Christ, sin is no longer an option. It just does not fit into the mold of Christ. So as John wrote many years ago, no one who lives in Christ keeps sinning, and those that do constantly sin do not truly know Jesus and have yet to see Him.
Reading plan: 1 John 3:11-18
Deeper reading plan: Micah 5:1-9
Prayer and meditation: Today we thank God for our history as Americans, as good and as bad as it was. We thank God for those who have done so much to establish our current way of life. Pray for peace, pray for calm. Pray the revival in your heart overflows to all those around you.
Fitness challenge: Day 71-71 reps.
- Hand-release Push-up
- Jumping squat
- Leg lift
Run: Tuesday is our interval running: Run four miles, jogging for one-minute, sprinting for 30 seconds.