Sunday, September 19, 2010

Do you feel doomed by your sin nature...

Sometimes I must admit I simply feel doomed... I know I can never be perfect, or righteous... all I can be is forgiven.

I just wished that all my efforts would show some results... you know more fruit on my tree.

I want to show

patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, love, joy, peace, self control

I try, I pray, I try some more.

I simply sometimes feel overwhelmed by all my many, many sins. I feel guilty for trying to make the kids "see" their own sins.. you know the whole plank in the eye thing. Plus a number of their "sins" I know I have directly contributed too so whoo hoo, that makes me feel much better...thank you very much!

Struggling, asking forgiveness constantly from both God and my little ones.

I am tired and want to crawl into a hole, but I wouldn't be happy in that hole either because the problem isn't with the people or the world around me.. the problem is ME.

Praying for God to continue to reveal TRUTH in my life and allow me to see "my sins" and to confess with my mouth these sins.

Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
                                           Phil 1:6

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
                                                       Phil 3:12-14

1 comment:

Tristan said...

Carrie, I did not have any other way to contact you, but wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog about my book review and the gracious way you posted your thoughts! You are correct, according to our beliefs this publisher's doctrine is incorrect. I can only comment in regards to my own religious beliefs as that is where I am coming from. I am not familiar with all the religious faiths in the world, but I know each has its' own doctrines, and I can only speak to my own.
One great thing about participating in book review programs such as this one by Tyndale is that they receive reviews from many families who hold many differing beliefs. This gives them the broad review range that will truly help those who are reading the reviews before making a purchase decide if something will be appropriate for their family. That is one reason I try to give examples when something does not line up with my family's beliefs - as you pointed out, it may line up with someone else's, and my examples will simply give them another detail that may be a positive or a negative for their own family.
Thank you again for the kind way you stated your differences!