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January 24, 2012

No condemnation for me today

One of my favorite books of the bible is 1 John.  I love it because it is short but it packs a great punch.  I have been reading through the book again lately and have been reminded of so much. 

No matter what our background, we can all struggle with condemnation.  Because condemnation is about the enemy lying to me, and he will say whatever he needs to say to make me feel condemned. 

1 John 3:19-21 says...

This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence: If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

If our hearts condemn us... we know He is greater that our hearts.

If our hearts condemn us... we know that He knows everything there is to know about us.

Romans 8:1-2 says

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

I won't allow myself to be condemned today.  When attacked with thoughts of condemnation, I'll know that the God who lives inside of me is greater than my heart.  He knows everything there is to know about me and He has put His Spirit in me.  And He has set me free from condemnation.

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Thank you. This message squares with Renee Swope's book "A Confident Heart." I began a study of it this week with two friends. I'm done with letting the devil hijack my hashtag.

That was a really great passage form the book of John and I really love it.

Very inspiring. Thank you!!!

This has been a theme this week in many areas that I've been reading. It reminds me of a great book that I keep pulling out as a reminder. It's called "Lies Women Believe" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I highly recommend it to every woman out there. It is the battle of the mind and scripture that counters all of those lies we tend to get stuck in our minds. Thank you for the reminder!

That is why we can freely raise our hands and praise Him! He has set us free! Amen!

Thanks for this - great reminder and very timely too.

Good stuff Holly, thank you for the reminder. We all need this!!!

Thank you for reminding us of this it is timely that you would put this on our hearts.

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