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Acceptance, Obedience, Self Control and Sin

You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master. Genesis 4:7

You will be accepted if you do what is right
God gave us the ultimate statement of acceptance. He WILL accept us as long as
we are living the right life. Therefore, if we are created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27), we as parents need to set these same expectations of acceptance for our children. Today’s society tells us to back off our children and “let them express themselves” However, I feel we need more discipline, rules and guidelines like we once had. For me, this reaffirms my discipline with my children at home and the high expectations I place upon them.  What greater gift can we give our children than the gift of God’s acceptance?  Now that is the “in” crowd I want to be a part of…….

But if you do refuse to do what is right, then watch out!
God gives us warning of what is to come if we disobey. He gives us rules and holds us to high expectations for us as His children. We must do the same for our children. We cannot have rules without consequences.  We must share these consequences with everyone in our lives not just our children.

Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you.
God tells us that sin can control our lives if we allow it. We must cast Satan out of our lives continually. We need to stay away from sin or it will take over our lives. Every day there is spiritual warfare. I face it daily myself. Therefore, I must put on my armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) and be prepared to battle. To do this I must pray, live in the Word, and live the Word.

Armor of God

But you must subdue it and be its mater
4. God gave us self-control to subdue sin. He gives us the will to be the masters of our own sin. If we are living in the Word, we can control ourselves better. I know my prayer sometimes is very simple “God, remove the negative influences and strongholds from my life”. It’s amazing what happens when I pray that prayer. Sometimes it removes people from my life and sometimes I lose things. Either way, God is always with me no matter what I lose.

Tonight’s memory verses:

16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. ~Romans 6:16-18

Good night and God Bless!

A Blessed Woman