Luke 7:36-37

36 When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume

I am learning a lot in 2019, especially about my blog. I’ve found that I’m forcing some posts. They aren’t bad, but I want to dive deeper into the scripture by hearing other peoples thoughts on it. With that said, I’ll be bouncing around in Scripture. I’ll do my very best to work my way through the gospels.

Yesterday was busy for me. I had meetings at work, baseball practice, a lesson, and another practice. I am grateful for the opportunities, but there is no denying I was busy! I found some time to sit down with Jesus in the midst of the craziness and I want to share what he taught me.

I love movies. I especially love GOING to the movies. The popcorn, the new comfy seats, and the previews are honestly my favorite part. Rich Wilkerson reminded me why, “They are a two hour movie packed into a 2 minute preview of all the best parts!” The preview is often times better than the movie. Movies sometimes leave me disappointed. The preview promised so much and it LOOKED so cool.

Sin can be that way. Sin promises happiness, satisfaction, fullness, and leaves us with less than we started with. Everyone struggles with sin and if you say you don’t you’re a LIAR, add that to the list. In all seriousness our sin leads to more sin and if we aren’t careful our life can fall apart quickly. BUT, with a little bit of Jesus we can find hope.

I want to encourage you today that your sin doesn’t define you. Jesus defines you. Don’t listen to the lies your sin tells you. Listen to the truth Jesus speaks to you. Jesus came to set you free and He has accomplished that mission. You are free from the chains of sin and can live life in pursuit of Jesus’ heart. A life worthy of your calling.

Am I defined by my sin?

What truth does Jesus want to speak to me today?

Dear Lord, thank you for breaking the chains and setting us free. It is through you we have life and I pray we begin to live our lives with purpose. We love you and praise you. Amen.

Have a great day!

C. Lyman

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