“Spiritually Learning” – Charles F. Stanley

“My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin.  But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father.  He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous.” – 1 John 2:1

What is the alternative to being united whit Christ?  It is despair and utter discouragement at all turns.  However, by accepting Jesus Christ, we trade in our inadequacy for His adequacy and are born again.  We have the opportunity to start over with a clean slate.  And as God’s spiritual offspring.  He teaches us how to be victorious in every aspect of life.

Of course, the face that the Lord calls us His children indicates that He knows we have a lot to learn – and in the process of growing in our knowledge of Him and His ways, we are going to fall occasionally.

But, friend, take heart.  The Father understands that you are not going to be a perfect Christian.  You will falter and fail, but He will not forsake or abandon you.  His grace is sufficient for you – each and every day!

Lord Jesus, thank You for being such as wise and patient Teacher and for forgiving my sin.  Truly, You deserve my praise, amen.

In His presence…accept His grace and learn His way.