Syxth wrote:I struggled with this too for a long long time. He did free me from it. Not that temptation won't come on me, because I did experience a small bit today. "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7 The key in that verse is to submit, too many people leave that first part out of that scripture.
The best advice I can give you is to realize what you are doing... You are grieving the Holy Spirit inside of you. You might feel emotional pain after you sin and you may feel worthless (thats how I felt). I personally believe this is Him inside of us hurting. Allowing sin in binds us and blinds us. My sin in this area was mainly a root of insecurity. He can fill voids in our life. He wants to love you and bless you.
Should we remain in sin that grace may abound?
His grace is more than a lot of people can imagine. So much that when we really allow him to put it in our hearts, we come to the point were sin is just not worth it anymore. And even if we do sin, we can come before Him (usually ashamed), but He is there to comfort us and take that shame away by washing our conscious with the blood (grace) of Jesus.
A clean conscious (1 Peter 3:16), pure heart (psalm 51:10), and a tame tongue (James 3:8). These are three critical keys that God has taught and given me, because I surrended in these three areas to Him. The tongue cannot by tamed by us though, it can only be tamed by Him. I recommend you study on those three things. Seek and ye shall find, ask and it shall be given. They have greatly, greatly helped me.
Take time out, pray, read the word. Understand Jesus has already died for sin you commit and forgiven you. I'll definitely be praying for you. I recommend GatewayPeople.com as well. Robert Morris has been doing some great sermons on the use of our words and about the tongue lately. They are non-denominational.
I want to let you know too that I'm an average joe (nothing special) and I'm not a hyper christian or anything like that. God has just been really showing me how much He loves me and everybody else. God loves you and wants to build a strong loving relationship with you. He cares for you more than anything else on this earth.
I love you guy, I'll be praying.
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