Thursday, January 31, 2013

Got Guilt?


For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:17


We have all messed up! It would easy to walk around trapped in guilt and at Satan’s beck and call. But God has forgiven and cleansed us. God did not send His son to condemn us but rather that we would be set free from sin and its guilt.

Ask yourself this question: Why would God send His only son to die for your sins, if He planned on keeping you trapped in guilt and shame?

The answer is He wouldn’t. He didn’t. But even as a Christ follower, you may find yourself living a defeated life because of guilt and shame.

Guilt can be a motivator and lead us to repentance, which in turn will lead us to accepting God’s forgiveness. But left unchecked, guilt will limit our relationship with Jesus. It will stunt our spiritual growth.

Repent, ask God for forgiveness and accept His forgiveness. Next, forgive yourself. Choose to live guilt free.
 
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. Romans 3:23-24
 
Blessings!
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Welcome!

Welcome to Coffee and the Word-A Devotional for Women.
 
As host of Coffee and the Word, I'd like to thank you for visiting my blog.
 
The purpose of CATW is to encourage you with uplifting articles, daily devotions and scripture. My goal is to provide you with material to assist you in your study and devotional time with God. The entries here will also supplement teachings from my radio show Coffee and the Word.
 
We'll be talking about everyday issues and challenges that Christian women face. These issues will apply to women of any age and background.
 
So whether you are a professional, homemaker, mother, single, young or old-- you will find something here for you.
 
Please leave your comments and questions here also. I love to get discussion going!
 
Serving Jesus with JOY,
 
Sherry
 
Pastor Sherry Poundstone