In Christ Alone, I

I am able
not to sin.

I am able
not to sin.

By grace you have been saved and not of yourselves, lest you boast.
-Ephesians 2:8 (paraphrased)

There is a moment in time, when you realize or acknowlege or accept that you are
saved. That is complete. Whole. By grace you have been saved...

But then we have to walk this earth until He calls us home. That walk is the road of sanctification. That walk is hard! (Did you have to read Pilgrim's Progress in high school?) But the walk is by grace, too! With the same power that He saved us, He will lead us on our walk.

I am able
not to sin.

Oh, we'll continue to sin, alright! But now we have the power (of God) NOT to sin!

They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you
and will rescue you," declares the LORD.
- Jeremiah 1:19 (NIV)

I am able not to gossip. Not to be petty. Not to be vain. I am able not to let indignities fester.

"...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is
pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or
praiseworthy—think about such things."
- Phillippians 4:8 (NIV)


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