No matter how together we have it, there comes a time when we are vulnerable to fall. Sin has its way of creeping in on our lives at points when we are weak. It starts with a thought, and when you entertain that thought, because that’s all it seems like, is a simple thought…..it becomes reality. All of a sudden, you find yourself doing exactly what you were thinking of doing but didn’t think you would actually do. That simple thought has the power to bring pain, grief, and consequences you were not prepared for.
This is why God says to renew our minds with the Word of God.” (Romans 12:12) We become new creations, transformed into His image when we do so! That’s what I want to look like, I want to look like Him. I want others to be able to look at me and see His love shining bright in me and through me. Even through times of struggle, I am going to get back up and stand firm in my faith. We all should. We should stand together, as one, believing what He says is true. He says we are heirs of Christ, made in His image, one with God.
Believing in His truth changes the way we live, the way we act, and the way we chose to love others. He’s got our back no matter how hard we fall; all we have to do is trust in Him. He will pick us back up and continue to walk by our side through the darkness and into the light, showing us His ways and how to walk in them. He will take our thoughts and turn them into God thoughts; we just have to be willing. Cause He is able.
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Ashley Fordinal is the Children’s Church volunteer at Family Life Church in Sulphur Springs, TX.