Good Morning,I read an amazing encouragement this morning from Joyce Meyer in "100 ways to simplify your life".I pulled out the gist of the message that refreshed me from pages 61-62."Condemnation is a feeling of guilt and shame that presses you down.Jesus comes to lift us up, not press us down. It is the devil who wants to press us down and keep us there. He brings condemnation, but Jesus offers forgiveness and restoration.The devil offers complexity and confusion; Jesus offers simplicity in its purest form.Every time we sin, the Holy Spirit convicts us but the devil tries to denounce and condemn us.We need to know the difference.Conviction is for the purpose of leading us to admit our sin and repent.Condemnation only makes us feel guilty and actually weakens us and keeps us in a cycle of sin.We must decide not to accept condemnation."-Joyce Meyer-----------------------------------------I am reminded that God loves us so much, that even as His Holy Spirit brings any fault to mind, He quickly reminds us of His power and love to bring us restoration in all things. His ability to redeem all and everything. God's correction/ conviction is not a death sentence but a LIFE Redemption .I am reminded of 2 Corinthians 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God.God is so able.Reading Psalm 78 restates for me the mercy/ conviction given by God in lieu of condemnation.I am so comforted by Isaiah 48:17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God, which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.May you be encouraged and be an encourager of God's goodness as you walk your path today.
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