Thankful Thursday

Oh my precious bloggy friends I think I could just sit and cry. I've been reading Romans 6-9 this week and as I read these precious truths I could feel the tears begin to swell up in my eyes. In Chapter 6 verses 22 and 23 says "But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, the outcome is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

I am now enslaved to God! I am free from the bondage to sin! Oh Praise you Jesus! Thank you!

In Chapter 7:18 - "For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not."
7:24-25a - "Wretched (wo)man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!"

I have seen my sinfulness, I know what I am capable of. I fully understand where I WOULD be without Christ!

And then Beautiful Chapter 8 God tells me that I am no longer condemned-I am free! I can walk in the Spirit; I don’t have to walk in the flesh. My spirit is alive because of the righteousness of Christ! So if I am led by the Spirit I AM a child of God. I have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but I now have a Spirit of adoption so that I can cry out “Abba! Father!

Oh my beautiful sisters an amazing thing happened this week and now there is a totally new understanding of these verses! I realized as I read this that I haven’t experienced this kind of freedom because I still felt condemned to death. I wanted to believe the truths of these verses…I did believe, but I hadn’t EXPERIENCED it fully!

There really IS total freedom in Christ! I CAN walk in the Spirit! I can receive ALL the Father has for me, He is not keeping anything from me, it was my sin and the shame of that sin, it was the condemnation (SHAME) the enemy held over me, which kept me from receiving the freedom God has for me! I see it! Oh praise God I see it!

Oh dear sisters I loved the Lord before but now I want even more of my LORD. I want to be in the Word even more, I want to live and breathe Truth. I want to go deeper and fuller into his presence…I know I’ll never fully comprehend God, His love etc… but I know I want more. I KNOW that without Jesus I would be lost in the depths of my sinful flesh. I want to write His WORD on every wall of my heart.

The LOVE of Jesus has FREED me from the bondage of shame - how can I not be THANKFUL for that! How can I not stand on the mountain and shout PRAISES to HIS name!!

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  1. Thanks for sharing your lovely, and thankful heart.

  2. I read through Romans a few months ago! Chapter 8 is my favorite chapter of the book! "There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus!" Thank you Jesus!

  3. Sharon- what a precious post! i am praising Him with you! How great is our God- he is mighty to save!

    So thankful that you share your heart with us, Chanin

  4. This is a sweet post. Thanks for sharing and encouragement.
    Happy TT!

  5. you know what i love about your posts, sharon? it's your passion. it is so evident in the way you write.

    this post is a perfect example. i can nearly HEAR you exclaim your happiness and thankfulness. and it makes me realize how much i have to be thankful for.

    thanks for sharing your heart and have a great weekend.

  6. Oh, my goodness...I had the same reaction when it first hit me, too. We're FREE. Thanking God for His precious GRACE this week.

    Thank you for this wonderful post.


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  8. you probably figured it out, but I commented from Brianna's account! Duh!!!


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