Sword Fighting Class – No Condemnation

Our Sword Fighting classes are all about helping us to memorize God’s word.  Then he can clearly speak to us when we don’t have a Bible in front of us.  He can also transform our thinking by removing the old lies and etching his words of truth on our minds.

We just finished Proverbs 2 and 3 – what a blessing!Romans 8; 1-9

And now we start Romans 8.  You may have memorized a verse here or there in Romans 8 but we’re going for the whole chapter.  This is definitely a God-sized task because this wording is tough.  I’m glad God has promised he’ll do his part if we do our’s.  Here’s the first verse:

“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus’.

What an awesome promise!  Jesus paid the price so we didn’t have to.  Because  we can’t.  Only he could.

If we are ever in a dark place, smothered by guilt, this is a great verse to say over and over.  Because the Evil One uses guilt to keep us down, to keep us focused on our failures.  If he can keep us feeling guilty, we aren’t living in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Guilt comes from Satan.  Conviction and the desire to repent – turn away from the sin – comes from the Holy Spirit.

Thank you for your power and grace, Dear Father.

 

Psalm 119 (aleph), 2015

You bless us when we make decisions and choices that are in line with your word, oh God.

You bless us when our actions are guided by your truth.May 3 Psalm 119 aleph 2015

You bless us when we seek you with all of our hearts.

When we follow your directions to us, we are right where you want us to be.

You have given us all the guidance we need.  Now its our turn to do our part – and that’s to obey.

I want to be obedient, dear Father!

Then I will have no regrets.  No shame.  No guilt when I read your word and realize the difference between my behavior and how you want me to behave.

I want to be able to praise you with a heart fully committed to living my life according to your plan.

Please help me live a life of obedience to you!

Amen, let it be so, Abba Father.