I don’t know about you but there are so many things I do that I shouldn’t.
There are things I say without thinking and things that I do that hurt others and myself.
Why am I like this.
Romans 7:19-24 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. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death.
This scripture says it all, I do these things because of sin living in me, I am a wretched woman.
But I have hope because…
Galatians 1:3-5 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ gave himself for us, for you and for me. He came to rescue us from the sin within us and the evil around us.
Sometimes this is so hard to fathom, that He would do this for me, the wretched woman that I am.
But he did and now with Jesus we are no longer wretched, but we are redeemed by the blood of the lamb.
I’ve been redeemed
by the blood of the Lamb.
I’ve been redeemed
by the blood of the Lamb,
I’ve been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb,
saved and sanctified I am.
All my sins are washed away,
I’ve been redeemed.
25 thoughts on “WHY DO I DO IT?”
Amen. We may be on the same wavelength these last two weeks…
You are probably right, we are both wretched (sigh), but joy comes in being redeemed. Amazing how we can be 1000’s of miles apart and still be going through the same challenges in life. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings
Thank you so much for sharing this incredible truth. On our own, we are wretched, but He has made us righteous through His blood. Thank you, Jesus, for your incomparable gift.
May He continue to fill your cup to overflowing!
Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words Heather, I am blessed that you stopped by. Thanks and blessings.
How can it be that Thou my God hast died for me!
Thank you for this Gospel infusion at Motivate and Rejuvenate!
You are so right Michele “Amazing Love”, we are so blessed. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings
We all can relate to this, doing things that we don’t want to do, and not doing things that we do want to do. But yes, grace! Sweet grace!
I’m just like you, Sharon. I keep doing things I don’t want to do. But I’m learning bit by bit that it’s not really me who does them. And God loves me as much. And He knows that if I’m let alone, I will do those things, because I can’t do anything better. But He is here with me, and with Him, I CAN do better!
Thank you so much Joanna for your comment and understanding, seems we are just the same. Have a great week. Blessings
Thank God for His grace.
God Bless Terri
Amen Ifeoma, Amen. Blessings
I have been delighting in His rescue recently – to know that He accepts my wretched being with arms open wide, that He longs to forgive me and offer me atonement. What a beautiful God we serve!
Oh you are so right Jen, we serve a most wonderful, forgiving, redeeming God, how blessed we are. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend. Blessings
How often I fail and do the very things I do not wish to do. This is where I was today, yelling my frustrations even while I told myself not to. I am grateful He has redeemed me!
It is so wonderful that we have been redeemed and that we serve and awesome God. Thanks Donna for your comment and for stopping by. Blessings
Me too! It’s sad at times to realize how much indwelling sin is still there. What a Savior we have who redeemed us “while we were yet sinners” (Rom. 5.8) and never lets us go!
Thanks for reminding us and for linking up at Mondays @ Soul Survival. Pinning on my Mondays @ Board. Blessings!
Thanks Donna, I think we are all the same. It is wonderful that Jesus loves us no matter what. Blessings
How beautiful is His amazing grace! I am so thankful that you brought those two scripture passages together – I know my mother struggles with that first passage because she doesn’t understand grace. She dwells in the place of condemnation – not where Christ would have any of us stuck. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Thanks for sharing,
Thank you so much Kamea for stopping by and sharing with me today. No condemnation is just wonderful and I pray that your mother comes to see how great that is. Thanks and blessings.
Amen! Great post, as always! Thanks for linking up at Women With Intention Wednesdays! I look forward to what you will be sharing this week!
Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging comment and thank you for taking the time to stop by and for hosting. Blessings
Lovely! My sister and I often talk about being stuck in “Romans 7” and then we remind each other that Romans 8 is coming! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us at Grace and Truth last week.
Jen @ Being Confident of This
Thank you Jen for your encouraging comment. Blessings to you and yours.