How many of you remember this phrase from the movie, You've Got Mail? The phrase came from the movie, The Godfather and it means "all out war."
This is what we must do with sin!
Last night I heard our teaching Pastor talk to 900 college students about "going to war with sin." It hit me to the core. This is something that we all need to hear.
One thing he talked about was cutting out the very things you struggle with. For example if there are TV shows that causes you to stumble, then why do you still have your TV? Sounds extreme, huh? Well, that is what "going to the mattresses" looks like. Does that mean that you can never have your TV back? No! Maybe it means cutting it out for a season.
"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness." ~Eph 4:22-24
A challenge to all of us today: "Go to the Mattresses!"
Be reminded that sin is very real and the enemy is lurking to trip you up today.
Ask the Lord to renew your mind today and let's go to war.
Thanks Greg Pinkner for another awesome message.
click here to hear the message title "The New Life."