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A Disturbance in the Force

There are a lot of reasons to stay clear of sin.  Author and speaker, Gary Thomas gives one of the most compelling.

"Sin creates massive disturbance in our lives; holiness brings peace."

Sin creates a disturbance in the force.  The natural flow of the Holy Spirit in our lives is disrupted.  Usually not by God but by us.  God in his mercy is willing to work in and through sinful vessels, the problem is that sinful vessels rarely allow him to do so.  When we are focused on sin or sinning we are in a place that makes it difficult to receive God’s grace.  It’s because we can’t believe that God would desire to use us.

This weekend at CCC we will partake of the Lord’s Table together.  It is a time of confession, repentance and willingness to face our sin.  It is a time of facing the disturbances we have allowed in our lives that are limiting our ability to walk in grace.  However, it must be more than that.  I once heard it said that there is no difference between the person focused on sinning and the person focused on not sinning:  Neither is focused on Christ!

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame; and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."  Heb. 12.2

Pax vobiscum ("Peace be with you")

robert 

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