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Don’t Fellowship with Your Faults

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Welcome to snowy Thursday in Maine, where Winter Storm Niko arrived in full force…yet, from what we hear, there’s a much bigger storm heading our way on Monday!

This was the view from our bedroom window, into the back yard, earlier today.

 

 

Snowstorms tend to force people to spend more time indoors, of course, leading to closer fellowship with one another. Enjoying the company of loved ones is fine, but…we shouldn’t fellowship with our faults! Some people are often quite happy to point out our faults to us…but we more often tend to be our own worst critics!

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Here is your Thursday inspiration…

 

“Meditating on all of our faults and failures weakens us, but meditating on God’s grace and willingness to forgive strengthens us. Our relationship and fellowship are to be with God, not with our sins.

How much do you fellowship with your sins, failures, mistakes, and weaknesses? Whatever amount of time it is, it is wasted.

When you sin, admit it, ask for forgiveness, and then continue your fellowship with God. Don’t let your sins come between you and the Lord.”

-Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”

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My Reflections

My favorite theme in this devotional is that we aren’t supposed to fellowship with our faults! It reminds me of the “misery loves company” saying. Just as we should forgive others, we should also forgive ourselves.

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So What Are YOUR Thoughts?

 

Have you ever heard of the idea that you shouldn’t fellowship with your faults?

 

Can you think of a time when you might have a tendency to do this?

 

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1 Comment

  1. DeeDee Lynn

    Hi Karen. This was a good post for me this a.m. I tend to avoid introspection because I have so many bad memories. We went to a couples dinner at church, and it was followed by a marriage workshop. It upset me so much I had to go to the bathroom and cry, then cried all the way home. I was definitely fellowshipping my faults.

    It’s crazy, because I know that Jesus has taken my checkered past upon him. After a long talk with my husband, I felt better. Next time I’m beating myself up for something I did a long time ago or even that day, I’ll remember that once I’m forgiven, I’m forgiven and stop fellowshipping my faults. Thanks for this inspiring post.
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