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Turn the day around!

Do you ever feel like everything is against you? A common experience. I'm having a day like this today.

Do you ever feel like everything is against you? People often refer to it as having “bad day.” A common experience. I’m having a day like this today.

I am tired, good plans fall through and things go wrong. There is no internet connection, I get a parking ticket and my car gets broken into. Then I drop my new smartphone on the floor. I feel like swearing.

Seconds later it’s as though a light-bulb is switched on in my heart. An inspiration from God. “You can prevent more evil from coming into this world!” Only last night I was thinking about how much evil, sinSin is anything that goes against God’s will and His laws. To commit sin is to transgress or disobey these laws. The lust to sin dwells in human nature. In other words, it is contaminated and motivated by the sinful tendencies that dwell in all people as a result of the fall into sin and disobedience in the garden of Eden. This... More and darkness there is in this world. This is probably what millions of other people were also thinking as they watched the same news programme as me. The latest atrocity made my heart sink. So much killing. On a more day-to-day basis we hear of broken relationships, spite and complaining.

I become instantly thankful that in my own, often small and mundane situations, I, little me, can prevent the spread of evil. A Bible verse comes into my mind; “That you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13. I think of my calling as a Christian. To stand—through the many strong temptations to sinTo commit sin is to consciously do something that you know goes against God’s will. This can be in word, deed, or even thought. (James 1:14-15)... More, which I get on what the Bible calls “the evil day.” No giving in—no complaining or bitterness! It can stop with me.

Being “down” because of having a bad day is actually quite generally accepted today. It’s just a matter of course. But how about using the help so available from God to turn the day around? “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16. Because Jesus was tempted, yet did not sin, it is possible for us to come to Him with boldness to receive grace. This grace is so we too shall not commit sin in our... More, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16. Help to be patient, give thankful words to my closest family and thankful prayers to God Himself. Then “little me” is part of a global effect, preventing more evil coming into the world and allowing others to experience the life of Jesus—in this day and age!

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Explore how God’s Word challenges and empowers us to live 100% according to His will, so we no longer need to fall in sin, but can come to a life of victory.

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I Am Crucified With Christ

This booklet is based on Paul’s words in Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with ChristJesus was physically crucified on the cross at Calvary. Though blameless, He took upon Himself the punishment for sin, which was death, so He could pay our debts and forgive us our sin if we are willing to believe in Him and follow Him the Apostle Paul wrote: “I have been crucified with Christ…” (Galatians 2:20) This is a metaphorical... More; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me …” Here Elias Aslaksen explains what this means and how the reader can have the same testimony as Paul in their own life.

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