Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Fit Bit (Repent and Repeat?)

Fit Bit (Repent and Repeat?)
Many times I tried to quit drinking.  The first time I tried I was 13.  I was 42 when I took my last drink.  That was 29 years of repenting and repeating.  The key for me to get genuine forgiveness from my loved ones is to show them I had changed.  Jesus forgave me for every wrong I Ever did on the cross.  My children however are humane and have had a much harder time.  You see when they were little, I would say, I’m sorry, I’ll never do that again.  Then I would do it again.  They really felt they couldn’t believe a word I said.  In my alcoholism, I spent much of my time in black out drunk.  I often woke up in the morning not being able to remember the afternoon/evening before.  At breakfast if no one seemed to mad at me, I figured everything was OK and I hadn’t been too stupid.  Problem is not remembering I couldn’t fix what I was doing wrong.  One thing I did over and over was leave my son at the Hockey rink.  I would forget to pick him up.  I did this over and over.  I only remember doing it twice.  Yet, I did it many more times then that.  I am sad that I had such pathetic behavior back then.  I am deeply saddened, that my boys had to deal with that.  But that is not who I am today!  Through Jesus Christ I have been changed!!  

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Believing Jesus took all my sin on the cross and gave me his righteousness is the GREAT EXCHANGE!  I am a new creation.  Today, I repent and try to not repeat. 

A friend of mine said;
1.     Own it
2.     Repent
3.     No-More

Even the great Apostle Paul said, “Why is it that I do the things I don’t want to do the don’t do the things I want to do?”  It is the humane condition to sin.  It is Jesus Christ who paid the price to pardon us.  It is His Holy Spirit that helps us walk the walk.  Today.  Be inspired to ask the Holy Spirit to help you with whatever sin it is that you are repenting and repeating.  You are forgiven through the finished work of Christ.  Your family and loved ones will trust you again, when they see you walk out sincere repentance.

Be fit and be blessed,


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Fit Bit (Blink of an eye)

Fit Bit (Just a blink of the eye)
Recently a Dear Friend of mine called me out on pride.  She said, that my continually wanting to go back and change the past and my unwillingness to be at peace with the way things are is pride.  WOW!!  She is right.  It breaks me to think of myself as prideful.  Yet, I have for the past 5 months wanted to go back and change things so my beautiful new daughter, Erin could still be alive here on earth.  If she could have stayed here at most she would have only had another 80 years and that is just a blink of an eye in God’s eyes.  So, in the big picture, as I trust that God is Sovereign (Ruler over all) I know, even 80 years is just a blink of an eye.   I cannot understand God.  I do not and will not understand many things here on earth.   I trust even our present sufferings will pale compared to the glory that awaits us.  I have friends that are struggling; actually I really don’t know anyone who isn’t.  Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble, but fear not!  I have overcome the world.”  Today, be encouraged.  Your present suffering will only last for a blink of an eye.  You have an eternity of peace and joy with our Lord to look forward to.  I have been deeply moved this week to put down my pride, my thinking I know what God should do and TRUST Him, even when it hurts.  I know we can all make it, for a blink of an eye, when we walk with and Trust Jesus as Lord.  This change in my thinking is helping me live in God’s peace right here and right now, in humility not pride so I can be fit.

John 16:33  ” I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.   But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”

Romans 8:18  “ I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed within us.”

Colossians 1:11  “Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 

John 14:2  “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?”

Be fit and be blessed,