Sunday, May 26, 2013

What is a 'pet sin'?

It would be something you feed.  

The best way to think about it is a dog begging under the table.  Sometimes it does the cutest thing or whines and you give in and toss a scrap.  You know you shouldn't…it's not the best for him, but you do it because you feel it's showing him love.  But after awhile, the dog is overweight and this misguided show of affection has trained you both into a wicked cycle…the dog expects it now and you feel guilty if you don't give in.

It's that way with how our carnal man sides with demons & the sin.

It takes an 'overhaul' to get out of that rut.  

Do not despair, cycles do take some reprogramming, re-training and actively exercising and walking it out in conforming to Christ Jesus.  Even Paul attests:
"For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate." Romans 7:15
Instead of believing the lie (looking at those begging eyes), you stand confidently and say 'No'… and side with the Word of truth.  If you fall, get back up and continue on.  Eventually, when the pet sin raises it's ugly head you will catch it sooner and sooner... you will go from walking 2 steps with it to immediately recognizing it's initial whimper and call it down.  And one day... you will confidently testify, minister and help others to be free in that area as well!

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