The devil whispered to me i’m coming for you I whisper back bring whiskey shirt is available. The study was dull this morning nothing but clouds framed by the study window, a real grey day and it looked like it was going to rain on our parade and then this happened. It was as if God was reminding us He was there for us and then the sun disappeared as quick as it arrived. This morning we might just struggle to get going. I remember many years as a teenager listening to a beautiful young girl with an expanded waist line cry “To hell with this diet nothing’s happening” It’s really hard to get going when the struggle is real.
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It’s easy to think our troubles are over when we act the good Samaritan and help fix others when they’re broken. But when the struggle’s within it goes where we go and we have this underlying fear that we might never change, with this comes discouragement and we are tempted to stop struggling. I remember reading somewhere “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” I know that The devil whispered to me i’m coming for you I whisper back bring whiskey shirt. Ah, why not just give in? Self-love is so much easier than self-denial. Make no mistake, giving in to temptation is easy.
Like the alcoholic sipping his one cold beer on a hot afternoon. It slides down so easily in the heat. As easily as sliding from the bar stool to the floor early evening with the excuse “This is just who I am.” But is it? what we label as “who I am” the Bible calls indwelling sin. Before I became a Christian, I never knew anything about a sin struggle. I enjoyed it and could slide of the barstool with the best of them. I believed “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” But when I believed in Jesus, my identity changed and the struggle with sin became real. And I discovered my real addiction and had to deal with it.
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Sin, however small, understandable, or respectable it may be considered, is deadly to a believer just as whisky is to an alcoholic. It brings little comfort never mind happiness We need a picture of what true happiness looks like—and it looks like Jesus. I won’t settle for less, no matter what my head tells me. I’m addicted to sin and will struggle as long as I am alive. But I won’t let the devil condemn me or use my addiction to destroy me and neither should you. The remedy for sin is confession and repentance. All sin, confessed and repented of, is covered by the blood of Jesus.
You stand in Him, forgiven. Yes, it’s true the struggle is real, but so is the power of God’s Spirit living in us. By God’s grace, we can change from “this is just who I am” into who He is making us. And when He is done and our struggles are over, we shall be like Him. As my reading this morning said (Romans 8:37) “In all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Marvellous, infinite, matchless grace, Freely bestowed on all who believe! You that are longing to see His face, Will you this moment His grace receive ? —Johnston