Devotions

Condemnation or Conviction

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“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:1

We are all human and we make mistakes, at times we will sin and do things that are contrary to God’s plan for our lives.
Condemnation comes from the enemy. He would like to convince us that we have utterly failed and that there is no chance of being reconciled with the Lord. What an awful feeling that is to think that we are forever separated from God. It seems that when we try to pray, there is a wall between us and the Lord that we just can’t break through. We cannot see any hope for the future.
We don’t have to listen to the voice of the enemy. The Holy Spirit brings conviction to our hearts, showing us where we have gone astray, and offering forgiveness and reconciliation. As we repent and trust in the Lord’s mercy, the load of condemnation lifts and we are refreshed by the Holy Spirit.

Prayer: Thank you Lord for your mercy to us. You do not condemn us when we fail, but you convict us, lead us to repentance and restore our joy.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

 

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