The Stages Of Sin

The progress of Sin. Key word: Progress.
It’s progressive, if we let it. There is a plan that Satan has, and when he infiltrates, through whatever way, it leads to death. Whether it’s partial death or complete death, its something that we do not want.

I don’t write these words because I am better than who reads this, nor am I giving breadcrumbs to the lowly. No! I write these words because I am living this. Yes as a believer of Christ, as a follower of Christ, a daughter through Christ, as someone who has been saved and baptized and know the truth—that the only way to life is Christ.

Sin is real, sin is consuming our world. I am not here to look down on the way you live your life, and judge you. I am here, as a fellow human who has been through a spiritual beating, who has been in the place you were or are, that the thing you desire is not of this world, but a close relationship with your Creator.

I am not trying to force my God down your throat, I am trying to let you see that there is only one God. And He has sent His son to save us, and just acknowledging his son and asking Him into our lives is the first and only step you have to take. The other is just holding on to your faith and remembering to give God your hand to hold day after day. It is so not easy, with all the distractions of life…and mostly with fallen angels planning our sinful demise day in and out.

One of the Pastor at my Church has shared the 7 stages of Sin, and I will like to share it with you:

Stage 1: Tempted with Evil Thoughts

Stage 2: Strong imagination

Stage 3: Lusting and delight and viewing of the temptation

Stage 4: Enticed by the weakening of the our Will

Stage 5: Yielding to it, sin conceived

Stage 6: Go forward with the sin

Stage 7: Partial and Complete death

Our hearts are prone to wonder. That is no excuse for us to indulge in sin. I have indulged in my lust, my selfishness, and every time I hate it. I dislike my self. I am ashamed in front of God. In front of my savior, my father. The man who calls me beloved. Does that make sense? To not want the one person who loves you so completely to look at your face? That is the worst form of betrayal.

I do know why though. I am constantly trying to do things on my own, to be right before I go to Jesus. The devil doesn’t even do work on his own—as Pastor Bob points out—So why am I attempting to?

Why am I going into a battle with no one but myself at the ready? With a heart which seeks selfish desires. The conclusion is the same no matter what your sin is: Repent. God is giving us time people. All sin is the same to God. And repenting will wash it away, and lead us to him.

He wants to forgive us. So repent, and ask for Jesus to come in.

Whatever you struggle with, I pray for you to have the strength to ask the Lord Jesus Christ to come in and take over. In Jesus’ name I pray for me and you, brothers and sisters, Amen.

Pass It On: The Words I would Say

This song helps me everytime I hear it. Whatever I’m going through at the time, I hear this song and it just seems to shed some light on my situation. To put it more clearly: its like your stuck in a maze and your frustrated and to your limit, then out of nowhere its like as if you see a “hint” button. This song is my hint button.

Today I’m writing this post as a prayer and wish for two people. One, my friend whom I spoke with last night and we really talked about whats going on with her. I really want her to just keep being strong and stay beautiful, always. We all go through different things in our life, we dont like them, but it teaches us that there are things worth fighting for. This is also for Daesung, a well known Korean artist, going through a tough time right now. He’s dealing with things that are really quite traumatizing, but I want him to come through this strong and continue to live on, being happy. Things like this happen everyday and if it wasnt him, it could have just as easily been someone else. But because he is in the public light, its more publicized which brings even greater stress. Be strong Daesung and Please, Please, Smile again very soon.  힘네하지! Himnehaji!!

These are the words I would say By Sidewalk Prophets. This song Is my “Help” Button for my friend and Daesung. My prayer and my hope for them. I love you D-(my friend), and D-(Daesung) 😉

Three in the morning,
And I’m still awake,
So I picked up a pen and a page,
And I started writing,
Just what I’d say,
If we were face to face,
I’d tell you just what you mean to me,
I’d tell you these simple truths,

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You’re going to do great things,
I already know,
God’s got His hand on you so,
Don’t live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don’t forget why you’re here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

Last time we spoke,
You said you were hurting,
And I felt your pain in my heart,
I want to tell you,
That I keep on praying,
Love will find you where you are,
I know cause I’ve already been there,
So please hear these simple truths,

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You’re going to do great things,
I already know,
God’s got His hand on you so,
Don’t live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don’t forget why you’re here,
Take your time and pray,
These are the words I would say,

From one simple life to another,
I will say,
Come find peace in the Father,

Be strong in the Lord and,
Never give up hope,
You’re going to do great things,
I already know,
God’s got His hand on you so,
Don’t live life in fear,
Forgive and forget,
But don’t forget why you’re here,
Take your time and pray,
Thank God for each day,
His love will find a way,
These are the words I would say

This song is even more amazing everytime I listen to it. Thanks to god for giving Sidewalk Prophets the talent to write such greats songs. Thanks to Sidewalk Prophets for singing and bringing hope and Joy and God to everyone who hears your music. Pass on the hope and pray.

Pass It On: Hope For You And Me

Recently I have been going through some things that just seems to want to take all the hoping and caring out of me. If what im facing now, happened about two years ago, I dont know what I would’ve done. Most likely give in. But Today,  I didn’t. I dont want to say “I Didn’t” all nonchalantly as if to minimize just how much of a hardship it is for me. Its really hard, in an emotional and mentally eroding sense. It would of taken a huge toll on me if I hadn’t been prepared basically. Alot of people, probably wont believe me, and thats okay, but reading my bible totally helped me.  It reinforces hope and and the import of ones’ self. That said, a little of the sadness still lingered, until I heard the song “Before The Morning” by Josh Wilson. I mean, I’ve always heard it and sang along with it. But I’ve never actually listened to the lyrics until I started going through this. I hope this helps you too.

Do you wonder why you have to
Feel the things that hurt you
If theres a God who loves you where is He now

Maybe there are things you cant see
And all those things are happening
To bring a better ending

Someday somehow you’ll see you’ll see

Would you dare would you dare to believe
That you still have a reason to sing
Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
It cant compare to the joy thats coming
So hold on you gotta wait for the light
Press on and just fight the good fight
Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
Its just the dark before the morning

My friend you know how this all ends
And You know where youre going
You just dont know how you’ll get there
So say a prayer

And hold on cause theres good for those who love God
But life is not a snapshot
It might take a little time but you’ll see the bigger picture

Would you dare would you dare to believe
That you still have a reason to sing
Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
It cant compare to the joy thats coming
So hold on you gotta wait for the light
Press on and just fight the good fight
Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
Its just the dark before the morning

Once you feel the weight of glory
All your pain will fade to memory

Once you feel the weight of glory
All your pain will fade to memory

Would you dare would you dare to believe
That you still have got a reason to sing
Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
It can’t compare to the joy thats coming.

Would you dare, would you dare to believe
That you still got a reason to sing?
‘Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
It can’t compare to the joy that’s coming

Come on, you gotta wait for the light
Press on and just fight the good fight
‘Cause the pain that you’ve been feeling
It’s just the hurt before the healing

Oh, the pain that you’ve been feeling
It’s just the dark before the morning
Yeah, yeah, before the morning
Yeah, yeah, before the morning
I really like this song, and its really helping me. I dedicate this song to me and my dear friend S, D and K. And also to you, whoever has the fortune to see this post. Theres hope and healing thats coming. God bless you all.