Friday, August 12, 2011

Lessons of Falling

     For three weeks, I have been sharing with you the falling stories of my life. I know we have all laughed together but I pray you have learned a few things to help you avoid spiritual falls. The Old Testament tells us to remember and to not forget. The New Testament tells us to not just hear spiritual lessons but to apply them. To help us remember what we have been learning, I am going to review how we can keep sin from tripping us up and causing us to take spiritual falls.
  • We need to remember that sin is costly both to you and others.
  • We reap what we sow; when we sin; we will fall.
  • We can't ride the fence. If we have one foot in sin and one foot in following God; you will fall.
  • We can't hold on to old sin. You will fall if you can’t let go.
  • We can’t out run sin, if we sin; it will catch us.
  • Remember that leaders can fall, pray for them.
  • Don't get Lackadaisical. When things are going good, sin can creep in and cause us to fall.
  • The best way to keep from falling is to not put yourself in Danger.
  • Don't let panic trip you up by reacting with sinful thoughts and actions.
  • If you have fallen, search to find what you have lost with the Lord.
  • Falling is hard for the spirit but it will pass and God will restore you if you turn to Him.
  • Do not rejoice when others fall or you can go down with them.
  • Do not overlook the small things in life that can trip us up without notice.
  • The best way to keep from falling is to know and live by God’s word.
  • When it comes to walking with the Lord, do not try and take shortcuts; you will fall.
  • If you get in the middle of a fight of others, you set yourself up to be the one that falls.
  • You have to keep yourself from falling; it is no anybody else’s responsibility. No one can keep you from falling but you!
  • Uncontrolled thinking will cause you to fall.
  • Sin can reveal our true colors.
  • It is important to watch for hurting people at church.
  • God lifts up those that fall!
     If you are doing anything that is risking a fall, I pray that you will alleviate the risk from your life before you stumble and hurt yourself. Let’s all work together at becoming more sure footed!

But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a dumb carpenter who built a house but skipped the foundation. When the swollen river came crashing in, it collapsed like a house of cards. It was a total loss.
 Luke 6:49

1 comment:

Steph said...

I did enjoy all the falling stories. Thank you for sharing them with us. I was thankful for the recap of lessons. Always good to reinterate.