Friday, September 11, 2015

Nailing the Passions and Desires of My Sinful Nature to the Cross

If you are a regular follower of this blog, then you will notice a bit of a change for the next 8 weeks. I am serving as a table leader for an 8 week Freedom Workshop. If you'd like to follow along, you can find the resources at the link directly above. Also, I will post here, the daily Bible reading assignment (heartwork) so you can read along. This workshop has been a life changer for me so I'm eager to share it with others. May you be blessed!

BIBLE READING HEARTWORK
Week 2 - Day 1
Galatians 5; Psalm 42

Galatians 5:24-25
Those who belong to Christ have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.


Lord, something dawned on me while listening to Debbie speak last night. I realized that whenever I am feeling sad, angry, frustrated, discouraged, depressed, defeated, out of sorts, or whatever the negative emotion, that should be a signal or red flag that I've been listening to the wrong voice and I need to cry out to you without holding back. By doing this I will be walking out Galatians 5:24-25.

It's not that you don't want me feeling negative emotions. But instead of wallowing in them, you want me to see them as a tool which you use to get me to you.

Lord, I praise you for your infinite wisdom! Thank you for giving me all these emotions as complex and crazy and at times incomprehensible as they are. I pray that you will help me to see them as the way you get my attention so I will come running to you. Help me to not wallow in them, but see the red flag and think, "Ah ha! Time to go cry out to God without holding back." In Jesus' name, amen.

FREEDOM WORKSHOP VERSES
Romans 8:12-14
So, dear brothers and sisters you have no obligation whatsoever to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you keep on following it, you will perish. But if through the power of the Holy Spirit, you turn from it and its evil deeds, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
Romans 8:12-14

Isaiah 1:18
"Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord. "Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool."
Isaiah 1:18

MEMORY VERSES
Assurance of Salvation
John 5:24
Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes in him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
John 5:24
Assurance of Salvation

Assurance of Salvation
1 John 5:13
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
1 John 5:13
Assurance of Salvation

2 comments:

Lee Bell said...

Great Job, Love it ! God is GOOD!

Dee Trope said...

I am so glad this blessed you! Yes, God is good, all the time!!