A Practical Method for Overcoming Sin

Powerful. Practical. Purposeful. This 1-minute devotion suggests a practical way to let God's Word help us overcome sins in our lives. #Bible #BibleLoveNotes

"I can't change!" 


Ever felt that way?  

Years ago I discovered a way that helps me deal with specific sins in my life. 

I believe it will work for anyone who does it wholeheartedly out of love for the Lord (Colossians 3:23).   

Powerful. Practical. Purposeful. This 1-minute devotion suggests a practical way to let God's Word help us overcome sins in our lives. #Bible #BibleLoveNotes
Here's what I do: I look for Scriptures dealing with a sin I'm struggling to overcome, write pertinent verses on 3x5 cards, and go over the verses daily, meditating on their truth. Sometimes I go over them two to three times throughout the day.

This might sound simplistic, but it works because the Bible is alive and active and able to penetrate our hearts and minds (Hebrews 4:12)

God's Word will always accomplish its purposes in our lives. It judges us when we refuse to repent, and it changes us when we submit to its truth (Isaiah 55:10-11).  

I can't change myself. But God's Spirit and His Word can change me. When I actively seek that change, I show my love for the Lord (John 14:21).

Here are a few examples:

If you have a problem with anger, meditate on these verses: Psalm 37:8; Ephesians 4:26-27; Proverbs 16:32

Fear & worry: 1 Peter 5:7; Matthew 6:30-34; Philippians 4:6-7; Matthew 11:28-30.  

Lack of self-control: Proverbs 25:28; 2 Peter 1:5-10.  

➤ Try this free online resource for finding specific verses: Topical Bible.

➤ I encourage you to do this short Bite Size Bible Study that expands the truths in this devotion: Defeating Sin with Scripture.

➤ Do you know how many words you can think in a minute? This 1-minute devotion will encourage you to dwell on Scripture when you realize how your mind works and the power your thoughts can have: The Power of Negative Self-Talk.


Powerful. Practical. Purposeful. This 1-minute devotion suggests a practical way to let God's Word help us overcome sins in our lives. #Bible #BibleLoveNotes


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8 comments:

  1. I just wanted to say thank you for doing this everyday!

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  2. Wonderful suggestion! As it says in Psalms 119:11 "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." So meditating on Scriptures that have to do with a particular weakness is a great way to get His Word in there.

    Also wanted to say that "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky is live and ready for your posts. Love to have you join us again!

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  3. Hi Gail, I am one who loves practical advice and this is that. I have my cards and I am going to give "trying to keep quiet" Scriptures a try. Thanks for always encouraging us.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  4. Thank you for the simple, yet effective advice! I'm a visual learner, so for me to see the verse daily would make all the difference.

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  5. What a practical way of dealing with sin!

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  6. What a practical way of dealing with sin!

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  7. I love this blog, God bless you Ma'am

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  8. I love this, and I love the daily blog. Thank you!!

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