Regrets, we all have them don't we.
If only....I hadn't said what I did, I wish I could turn back time.
I could have been kinder to that person, why didn't I think?
If I had my life to live over again, with hindsight, I would never make the
same mistakes twice (God willing).
Yet life is full of doing what we'd rather not.
The Apostle Paul spoke it well when he declared in Romans 7:15-20
"I do not understand what I do.
For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.
As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.
I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.
For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.
For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.
Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
So sad! While we reside in the earthly tent, no matter how hard we try, no matter how good we try to be, we will at times, do what we hate.
But we cannot allow our minds to be taken over by these regrets.
If we do, they will rule our lives and tell us, we will never, ever, be good enough.
The truth is, we never will be good enough.....
But Jesus, Gods son, is!
We are made righteous ONLY through believing in what He has done for us.
The Apostle Paul said!
"Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law." (Galatians 3:23-25)
SO the Good News Is......from the mouth of St Luke.
He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"
They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—
You and your household." Acts 16:30-31...
Praise God....SO, don't hold onto those regrets....
Always do your best, asking forgiveness with repentance.
And thank God, with a grateful heart.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Labels: Australia, Bible Verse., CHRISTIAN FAITH, Christian Thoughts, God's Love, God's Word, Happiness, Unconditional Love and Forgiveness
A would-be Author since 2012 and retired Specialist Registered Nurse. I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my American husband Raymond and our two little dogs. Late in 2008 I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest yet until now,I haven't found time to indulge. God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and my breath, for without Him I am nothing. My desire is to edify His existance in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the broken hearted. And to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens. We are reminded through our faith in Jesus that He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. Having personally experienced tough times I know, there is truely no gain without pain. B.N (Aus) B.S.N (U.S.A) Bible College Graduate. Lover of People. WORK PLACE HISTORY... 1. South Western Sydney Area Health, 2. Queensland Health, 3. ROGERSVILLE, TENESSEE with Amedysis Home Health.