Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Rearview mirror

This week in "Breaking Free" by Beth Moore we've been studying generational sin. This is a difficult concept for many of us because we'd just as soon leave those skeletons in their closet. I also think some have a tendency to think that they are going to be punished for something our "fathers" did so they use it as an excuse to say "Why bother?" I've really been learning that the punishment comes when we recognize our father's sins and follow in their footsteps because - after all - it's just the way we are!! Or, it's the way we were raised!

This is where the deceptor does his best work. He makes us think that we have no control over whatever that sin is - anger, unforgiveness, selfishness, racism, whatever - and that we can't change it because it's planted in us. I'm here to tell you that Satan is a LIAR!! We CAN make the change with Christ's help!! He came to free us from the bonds of sin. He wants to set us free simply because He loves us that much! He wants us to have abundant lives not just surviving! Please take a glance in your rearview mirror and if there's anything you see that needs cleaning bring it to the Father, let Him wash you clean and keep driving! Glance back don't focus there!! The Father wants you to be free in Him!