Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Constant Reminder

This morning I found myself in Romans 7. This chapter is packed full of a whole lot! Full of love, grace, corrections... I heard in my heart as 'reminders'!

Things I think I know in my head...but things I NEED to know in my heart...the place that I desire to live from!

Now Romans 7 has guided me so much already today...and unless you have the time to get yourselves over to my house...sit in a comfy chair and drink some Oregon Chai tea with me...I just want to share one here with you today...

But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code Romans 7:6

I am a girl who seems to be in a constant struggle with pride, self-control issues, and stubbornness. You see I know in my head that I can NOT earn my salvation...and I know that my relationship with my Jesus is not about me 'performing' for Him. I know that my behavior perfect or not doesn't control what Jesus thinks of me.

I know that Jesus has 'released me from the law'.

I need to allow the new way of the Spirit to over take my heart.

I need to let the Holy Spirit turn my eyes away from my own performance and toward Jesus.

Yeah this girlie needs a constant reminder.

I am so thankful for a constant God...who loves me enough to keep reminding me!

Isn't grace amazing?


Irritable Mother said...

Oooo! Oooo! I want to sit with you and drink some Oregon Chai tea and talk about this amazing grace!
One day. Maybe?
*hopeful grin*

On Purpose said...

Oh Karen...wouldn't that be SO much fun!!! I am praying and knowing Jesus has to have a 'special reason' to get us together...and it would just so happen we would be drinking Oregon Chai too!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Oh Yes, LORD! Thank You! Praise You Jesus.

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Lori said...

Happy Friday Everyone. We are enjoying spring break right now and my days are all mixed up! We are off of momma’s routine…and living by the moment! Which I guess is God’s way ~ He never has a set form or way of doing something, but, He’s always working!

Nichole, when you talked about, ‘released me from the law’ I thought about a verse I read this morning: “But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative-that is, the Holy Spirit-he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you” (John 14:26). We are released from the law, and by God’s grace, He has given us His Holy Spirit who “will teach [us] everything…and who will “[leave us] with a gift-peace of mind and heart” (14:26 & 27).

Lord, filll me - every little tiny space, with your Holy Spirit today. Expose my sin, so that my heart will be pure to know you more. And, dear Nichole, guess what? Yep, “this girlie needs a constant reminder too!” :) Oh, thank you dear Lord for pursuing me and giving me this desire to know and love you with all of my heart.

Hugs & prayer’s…coming from
b e a u t i f u l -
sunny, AZ! Lori