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My Daughter Asked “Now That I’m Saved Does that Mean I Can’t Sin Anymore?” So I Told Her the Truth

Dearest Daughter,

You asked me today, “now that I’m saved does that mean I can’t sin anymore?”

And I answered you in the best way I knew. The truth.

“That’s not possible, baby.” I said.

I went on to explain, and you seemed to truly understand, but I know I didn’t tell you everything. There’s just so much to say, and much of it you will learn as you go. Like most of us.

Many folks, just like you, think that once they’ve asked Jesus into their heart that they’re supposed to be perfect. There’s a misconception that some miraculous change immediately takes place in your life, but that’s not how God works. The only perfect person who ever lived, and who will ever be was the one who died for your sins. The rest of us take a bit of refining. Or actually, a lot of refining.

The thing is, Jesus doesn’t expect you to be without fault. He just wants you to accept His sacrifice with a grateful heart. He wants your love and your willingness to try and see things from His perspective. The cool part is that each time you work to see with your Jesus glasses on, the more you’ll start to have His vision on a daily basis.

I want you to know that what you have right now is a gift. Salvation is your prize, and now that you’ve claimed it you just need to walk in it. Your salvation means you’re free. You’re no longer a prisoner to sin, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be tempted by sin. It doesn’t mean you won’t fall to sin. It just means that you’re forgiven.

It’s important to remember that God is your Heavenly Father, and much like you listen to me and your dad because you love us, so too do you work to please God. You don’t obey Him because you have to now that you’re saved. You obey Him because you love Him.

Brie Gowen
Brie Gowenhttp://briegowen.com/
Brie Gowen is a 30-something (sliding ever closer to 40-something) wife and mother. When she’s not loving on her hubby, chasing after the toddler or playing princess with her four-year-old, she enjoys cooking, reading and writing down her thoughts to share with others. Brie is also a huge lover of Jesus. She finds immense joy in the peace a relationship with her Savior provides, and she might just tell you about it sometime. She’d love for you to check out her blog at BrieGowen.com.

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