Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish all of you and your families a happy, peace-filled Thanksgiving.  I count the Decatur Church of Christ, behind Jesus and my family, as my greatest blessing.  

I went to a Mavs' game last night with my three sons (Yes, David is my son, too).  We had a great time!  And the Mavs won!

Today we head to the greens.

Enjoy this one from A. W. Tozer:

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. --Romans 8:1

God knows that sin is a terrible thing-and the devil knows it, too. So he follows us around and as long as we will permit it, he will taunt us about our past sins.

As for myself, I have learned to talk back to him on this score. I say, "Yes, Devil, sin is terrible-but I remind you that I got it from you! And I remind you, Devil, that everything good-- forgiveness and cleansing and blessing-everything that is good I have freely received from Jesus Christ!"

Everything that is bad and that is against me I got from the devil--so why should he have the effrontery and the brass to argue with me about it? Yet he will do it because he is the devil, and he is committed to keeping God's children shut up in a little cage, their wings clipped so that they can never fly! I Talk Back to the Devil, 6.


Jeff said...

Satan is persistent in his work. At times he reminds us of our sins and at times attempts to blind us to our sins or at times helps us reason with our sin. Satan is good at his work but I thank God that He is greater and has done far more for us than Satan can ever do to us.

I love the thought today.

Anonymous said...

Hey there. I love the new profile picture. You look like a very proud grand-pappy!