Life is a journey; the choices you make now will determine your eternal destination.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

There is always hope and healing

I have had discussions over the last few years with people about the effects of sin in families and how it carries through from generations before us- as the Bible says, the sins of the fathers are visited on the children unto the fourth generation- and I have seen the effect of this in my own family. I read today this article, and it gives hope that the chain of sin can be broken.  Of course, it involves prayer! While we may be victims of our surroundings and family circumstances, we can be healed and break the viscous circle that the devil tries to keep us ensnared within.

1 comment:

Michele said...

this post definitely got alot of discussion in our home. 3 hours almost. i think there is always hope for the sinner as you said, through prayer, and healing. defnitely.

breaking the cycle of sin is not easy, a person has to want to break it. they have to have the desire to not sin anymore. and not repeat the sin. once they have repented of it, their life is better off. they can also teach others that you can live a life that is pleasing to God. prayer is extremely important because it can save a soul, or many souls.

where would we be if we didn't have someone to pray for us? Jesus asked God to forgive those that executed Him by saying, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do". Jesus, even dying asked God to forgive those who were committing the greatest sin ever by killing the Son of God to forgive those that were murdering Him.

If Christ can ask God to forgive His executioners, and pray for them, why can't we do so for those that sin? even in our own familes. prayer can can indeed. for one of those who stuck a spear in Christ's side was converted. he had sinned,but he repented of his sin. he is also a saint. he would not be a saint if God had not forgiven him of his sin.

God is the answer to breaking free of the chains of sin. He is the answer to being truly free of it. when a person puts their utter faith, and trust in God in all things, and Him first, and foremost, he learns that by obeying God, and by loving Him above all things, and doing things that are pleasing in His eyes, and abstaining from sin, that the chain is broken. this is an excellent post. one that iam glad that you posted because it made me think a great deal.

sometimes, its good to sit back and take a long hard look at things, and how i came back to the Church because of mom's example. i broke the chain of sin when i came back, repented of my sins, and try to live a life that is pleasing to God. i too have a long hard road i walk, and my crosses that God has given me are heavy indeed. but, i cling to the fact that in the end, it will be worth it because my life will be with Christ the King.

that is all i want, and all that i strive for. heaven, to be with God forever, and ever. nothing else matters to me on earth. nothing. just my faith, and my Lord, and my God.
Jesus Christ.