When we give our lives over to Christ we are then made new, but there are times as Christians that we fall into temptations and need a time of renewal. None of us are perfect and we can sometimes fall off track into the pit of despair and the snare of the devil. Traps are laid out all around us in order to trip us up and cause us to fall off the narrow path of God and onto the wide gate of destruction.

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I find myself doing it from time to time and at these times I try and be still, redirecting my focus back on the Lord and allow Him to wash me clean and renew and thus setting back on the path He has set before me. As time goes on and we grow in Christ more and more we will become stronger and fall less and less, but there will still be falls and times of renewal will be necessary.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of you mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2 NKJV).

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I personally have recently fell into a trap with a confused mind and had to redirect my focus back on Christ and forsake the things in which trapped me. God will often times allow us to fall into pits that we choose to walk into in order to allow us the freedom of choice and when we hit bottom and cry to Him, He is there ready to pick us back up and set us back on solid ground.

During these times He usually speaks to our hearts and minds through His word,

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convicting us of our sin and helping transform our minds and hearts to be set upon Him. These times of renewal are not easy by any means, but they are what we need and it is what ultimately makes us stronger and bolder, helping us speak the Truth of God and stand against the attacks of the devil.

“Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.” (Romans 6:6).

What is God calling you to let go of? Are you going through a time of renewal? Put your full trust in God and allow Him to transform you completely and wash you clean and heal your heart and mind. God bless!

-Michael Thacker

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