Thursday, August 2, 2012

I am a sinner

This is me walking in the flesh each and every day:
~ The Apostle Paul
Romans 7:14-19 "I do not understand what I do.  For what I want to do, I do not do, but what I hate I do.  And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good.  As it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.  I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.  For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.  For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do-this I keep on doing.  "

vs. 24-25 "What a wretched woman I am!  Who will rescue me from this body of death?  Thanks be to God-through Jesus Christ our Lord!..."

This is me asking God with my whole heart for forgiveness:
~ King David
Psalm 51:1-3 "Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; blot out My transgressions.  Wash away my ALL My iniquity and cleanse me from My Sin.  For I know My transgressions and My Sin is always before me."

~ As long as I walk in this flesh of mine, I will sin.  There are no if, ands or buts...but with you Lord, there is grace, mercy and forgiveness.  And for that Father, I thank you.

Eternally yours,


Don said...

China - you are one of the most trustworthy, inspiring, thoughtful people I've ever known.

We're all sinners, yet your heart and soul remains in the hands of The Most High.


A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Don, your words have a tendacy to penetrate my heart from time to time. I'm often told similar things that you've mentioned here and I think the old me has asking myself..."what is exactly do people see?"

It's often hard to see yourself as you really are. I know that I'm a good person and that I love to help and listen when I can, but inspiring others...that's something I'm going to have to trust to be true.

I love how Moses, David and Paul have inspired me. They were sinners and yet I bet they did not see themselves as one to inspire others. Daily I ask God to show me my weaknesses in an effort to strengthen me and to show me my strengths in an effort to humble me. His word says that he disciplines those he loves. I sincerely want his firm hand upon my life.

Seriously...I am an introvert at heart. My only desire in life is to speak the truth in love. How can people not receive that?

Love and sincere gratitude for your faithfulness to my blog.

Mizrepresent said...

Every single day i ask for clarity, for guidance, for peace, and enouragement. This is what i've found here, and so, once again, my prayers have been answered.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Thank you for visiting Miz.
The journey is not meant to walk alone. Yes, we need alone time...but there comes a point when we must come out into the Universe to bear one another's burdens.

Love for a great day,

Myriam said...

I share the sentiment expressed by Don. You are an inspiration. The Father sees your heart and I know your prayers have been heard on high.

I LOVE the Romans' passage as it was that very chapter that Jesus used to walk me into His kingdom and I am forever grateful.

Have a great weekend sister.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Sweet sister, if I'm an inspiration, it's only because my truth is wide open to the Universe. Some people tell me that I expose, share and reveal too much. I don't know how to tone it down and after ALL He's done for a sinner like me, I wouldn't have it any other way.

I often think about others who are slightly bothered by my transparency because it may lead them to question certain areas in their lives. REFUSING to Change is one of the biggest obstacles that keeps us from recieving His fullness of grace.

It takes one to know one...and believe me, I used to be one :)

Love you with my whole heart :)

Myriam said...

Dear sister,
Please continue to be transparent in your loving ways. After all, we don't want to see this:
“if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
Luke 19:40

It's all for His glory.