Overcoming Guilt by Remembering Whose We Are by Charles R. Swindoll
Insight for Living is a daily Devotional by Charles R Swindoll that blesses me everyday. Sometimes, excerpts from his books are used. Some of my favourites are those excerpted from The Prayers of Charles R Swindoll (Volume 1/2). I’d regularly tweet these prayers but a good friend suggested possibly putting them somewhere people can come back and read/reference.
So a few posts that I’m going to put up occasionally from now ’til the foreseeable future will be copies of those prayers I feel inclined to share, which I receive daily via email.
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Overcoming Guilt by Remembering Whose We Are
by Charles R. Swindoll
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Dear gracious Father,
We’re our own worst enemy. We focus on our failures rather than on Your rescues. We remember our wrongs rather than rejoice in Your power to make us right. We rely on our puny efforts to get through the day rather than on Your sovereign plans for our ultimate good. Even our attempts at being devoted to You are all-too-often self-centered and self-serving. Turn our attention back to You.
Remind us of our exalted position in Christ—that You have qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. Keep uppermost in our minds that You have rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of Your beloved Son.
Refresh us with frequent flashbacks from Your inerrant and reliable Word. “If God is for us, who is against us?… Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?…But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.”
Renew our spirits with the realization that we’re Your possession—that we are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for Your own possession.
Then, with those joyful thoughts to spur us on, slay the dragon of guilt within us so we might enjoy, as never before, Your comforting and reassuring embrace. Through Christ our conquering Savior we pray. Amen.
(See also Psalm 51:10; Romans 8:31, 35, 37; Colossians 1:12-13; 1 Peter 2:9.)
Excerpted from The Prayers of Charles R. Swindoll, Volume 1, Copyright © 2010 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide.
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