I love the song “Cheap Thrills” by Sia — but there’s a high price to be paid for a cheap thrill.
I’m so thankful for Joyce Meyer and her endless amounts of practical teaching for enjoying everyday life.
We’ve all had moments or seasons in our lives when our conscience is overwhelmed. We’re tired of living two lives or doing something that’s bad and pretending it doesn’t bother us.
I listened to a sermon by Joyce Meyer about this topic, and I felt compelled to share it with you.
She opens up by asking, “Are you offending yourself?”
Probably a question you haven’t asked lately. Put another way: “Are you at peace with yourself?”
“One of the worst ways to live is to know what you’re doing is wrong and keep doing it anyway.” #TRUTH
“Do you have things hidden in the darkness that need to come out in the light? Are you pressured by things you’re hiding? It’s our secrets that make us sick…and only the truth will make us free.” #PREACH
If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.
We all have eternity inside us – so we can only put off things we need to deal with now for so long. At some point we need to stop saying tomorrow and decide today is the day. The time is now. The way we live today affects our tomorrow.
“You cannot live in purposeful, continual sin and have any kind of a life that you’re going to be satisfied with. It’s time for us to move upward.”
“Anytime you want to come up higher, your flesh is going to have to go lower.” MORE SPIRIT, LESS FLESH
Upward and onward. Let’s come up a little higher.
We live in an upside down world, so unless we’re in the Word, it can be easy to blur the lines of what’s good and what’s right.
Paul told Timothy to herald God’s Word and to: Warn. Urge. Encourage. And. Rebuke.
That’s right — when we truly love someone, we need to correct them. And the same goes with loving ourselves.
Paul said his conscience bore him witness of the Holy Spirit — God loves us too much to leave us where we are – He wants to change us.
If there’s something wrong. Fix it. Stop waiting. Start now. Today.
Surrender to God. He has a better plan. With Him, you have hope and healing. #YOUCANDOIT
I pray you’re encouraged, and my hope is you’re changed by God’s Word and presence. Keep pressing onward and upward!