Sin Saps Energy

Sin is a barrier between individuals and God, the provider of strength and power (energy to do what is right). It comes between both believers and unbelievers and God.

Isaiah 59:2a: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, . . .

I have been told that it takes more muscles to frown than to smile. I deduce that it takes more energy to frown. I believe it takes more energy to sin than to do what is right. Sinning drains our energy and doing what is right invigorates us. Some folk always seem to have enough energy to hate but never enough energy to love. Some seem to spend more energy on lies than on truth. Some spend more energy avoiding the Lord*s service than serving Him. Idolatry takes more energy than worshipping the Lord, because it is God that works righteousness in and through His servants.

Philippians 2:12-13: Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

No wonder unforgiven believers seem to get so tired. Have you ever noticed how much energy Bible preachers and teachers have? Every Christian serving the Lord has that kind of energy (while he is serving the Lord).

Acts 1:8: But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

1 Peter 5:10: But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

Unbelievers do not have any of God*s power or strength and carnal Christians waste those things. I have wasted way too much of them in my Christian life. How about you?

My body and my flesh get tired and need rest but the Holy Spirit in me never sleeps and has limitless energy. He keeps going and actually sometimes seems to accomplish more while my body is asleep. The first few hours of the day are when I usually have the most energy for serving the Lord. After I have committed a few sins in the course of a day, some of which I am probably not even aware, my spiritual energy seems to sag. It seems that when I ask the Lord to forgive me for sin (known and unknown) later in a day, I often get a fresh transfusion of spiritual energy.

Sin is a heavier load than doing what is right. It also interferes with rest. When you are tired and weak and cannot seem to rest, try confessing and forsaking some sin and then doing something for the Lord.

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