Monday, April 28, 2014

The Good Girl

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, (Titus 2:11-13 ESV)

Everyone knows that one girl who seems to have it all together: that goody-two- shoes that loves Jesus and tries to live as righteous and as holy as she can possibly (and humanly) be. She isn't perfect but you never ever hear of her doing anything bad and people even resent her for the relationship she has with God. Her desires are only to please God and the thought of sinning and breaking God's heart breaks hers. How does she do it?? How does she keep it all together??? According to Titus 2, she is living under grace! 

People tend to think that living under grace means that you can live how ever you want and still live in sin because God's grace is big enough to cover it. They think that grace is a license to sin. Romans 6 says this is not the case! 

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. (Romans 6:1-12 ESV)

It says that we shouldn't keep on sinning just so God can show us more and more grace! When we receive Jesus, we die to sin! Therefore, we don't keep sinning!!!  

The thing is, grace teaches us how to NOT sin!! It teaches is how live a holy and sinless life! It teaches us how to live a life that is truly pleasing to God!!

This devo was written from the heart of Maggi Sellers! I would love to connect with you, minister with you and pray with you!!!  Email me at lauriebaker8698@gmail.com or follow me on Insta (maggisellers) and Twitter (maggisellers86) 

1 comment:

  1. Loved this devotion Maggi. I think I am learning that I can not be perfect even though I try harder and harder each day to be. God's Grace is what I need to focus on today and everyday. I love you darling. Pamela Britt Malone

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