The Lord’s Prayer: Week 6 – Thursday

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Week 6 – Thursday

SCRIPTURE
Romans 8:1 NIV “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

REFLECT
Shame and guilt are condemnation.  Often times when we talk about forgiveness we forget that the most important person we need to forgive is our self.  Do you beat yourself up for things that have happened in your life?  Have you let yourself “off the hook” for mistakes you’ve made or for bad decisions?  Are you holding on to regret, blaming yourself?  If we cannot forgive ourselves for the wrong we’ve done, how will we be able to sincerely forgive others?

We invite you to share your insights and thoughts by leaving a comment below or by replying to another comment.

If you would like, you can unpack the verse S.O.A.P style:
S = Scripture; what is it that I’m reflecting upon.
O = Observation; what does this mean to me, what do I notice?  What got my attention? Can I rephrase this in my own words?
A = Application; how can I apply this into my life?  What action can I take as a result of what I just learned
P = Prayer; based on what I’ve learned and my application/action, pray – talk to God about your insight, ask for help, offer thanksgiving.

 

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  1. Teri says:

    S: Romans 8:1 NIV “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

    O: As a result AND for that reason — because you have accepted Christ Jesus — there is no condemnation. There is no blaming, conviction, doom. God did IT — He sent His son to save us. We have offered to us the FREE gift of salvation. The feelings may not be immediate, we are human, but we must walk it out, live out our salvation. I like how the word NOW is placed in there. When we receive Him, from that point forward we are free from condemnation and judgment — we need to claim this truth for ourselves and with others. NOT without Christ — now that He is in us.

    A: Because I have received the freedom that comes through Christ — I must emulate His character — live out the salvation in my daily life — which means draw near to Him, treat others how He would treat others. I must strive to live how He lived, Christ lives in me — with Him in me I have the strength and Power through the Holy Spirit to love, forgive, show compassion, be patient, and bear all the fruit.

    P: Father, there is no condemnation for myself or for me to dish out to others. You alone are the judge, I’m simply called to love. Thank you for sending Your Son to save me, I am SO grateful. As I continue to walk with you and work out my salvation in the flesh, please open my eyes to see what I need to do. How can I serve You better Father, who can I love more, how You would love. Reveal to me anything that keeps me from You. I have found the freedom, I can feel the difference, I can see the difference daily as I grow and learn more about You and Your goodness. Thank You for not giving up on me when I was in my darkest days. When I stumble, as I do every day, thank You for graciously picking me up and for giving me the strength to carry-on. My hope and trust is in You. I need You. I love You. t

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