A few years ago, i enjoyed my daughters favourite Tv cartoon ! Who lives in the pineapple under the sea? Spongebob squarepant!

It was a lovely sunny day in Bikini Bottom! The beautiful town under the sea!!!! And spongebob and his friend Patrick were strolling round the city centre and wondering what to do….there they saw a man selling balloons….and they decided that it will be nice to have one.

They waited until this man looked away and stole a balloon , with the hope of borrowing it! They planned to return it, but few minutes later, the ballon exploded into shreds.

With no money to pay and panic stricken , they ran out of town to a deserted island, where there was no food and soon, the started to get on each others nerves and each person blaming the other about who led them in the crime.
They were taken over by guilt until they couldn’t think anymore.

They thought about the jail term
They thought about what their friends will say
Their parents
Their boss
Will they ever come alive
They will lose face and dignity!

The argument led them back to town ….to the police station as they threatened to expose each other’s secrets.
The policemen listened as these men exposed themselves, then they locked them up and after one minute, released them to go!

The two CRIMINALS were shocked…..we stole balloons, we should be in jail for life. The policemen laughed…..the balloons you stole were free because it was aFREE BALLOON DAY….and the Mayor had decided that every balloon must be free that day, but as you INSISTED that  you were guilty, we had to lock you up!!!!

Jewels, which balloons have you stolen?

Who made you steal it?

Has it burst and you can’t return it?
Is the shame of your sins staring at you in the face?
Have you been in continuous condemnation because you sinned?

It’s not peculiar to you.

It’s not specially designed for you, the gimmick of the enemy has remained same over the years. He knows what you know and he uses your ignorance to  punish you!

Stop letting the enemy have a fill day, by telling you that God hates you especially.
He will try and feed you with the ideas that you have done some unimaginable and unpardonable and because of this, you stay away from God..

In other cases, as a child of God, the enemy tells you that the temptations that you are facing is peculiar to you and there is no way out…LIE!

1 Corinthians 10:12-13 So watch yourself! The person who thinks he can stand against sin had better watch that he does not fall into sin. You have never been tempted to sin in any different way than other people. God is faithful. He will not allow you to be tempted more than you can take. But when you are tempted, He will make a way for you to keep from falling into sin.

God paid for the balloons you stole before you stole them. This is not an excuse to commit sin,  but an assurance that if you find yourself fallen by mistake….RISE UP…..don’t lie down there hosting a pity party or behaving like God.s love for you depended  on how clean your slate is!

The provision for your redemption was made before your mother even felt your first kick.

God knew that you couldn’t sustain the physical effort, He made the supernatural grace available. He gave you access to the throne room where you are free to walk in as many times as you desire!!!

You punish yourself.
You even tell others that you deserve punishment..
God says that as soon as you confess your sins….as far as the heavens is far above the earth, as far as the east is from the west, so far has he taken your sins from you!!!!

Yes, you were wrong
Yes, you messed up
Yes, you knew what was right and you ignored it.
And the balloons got bursted
And you are mopping up the mess.

God is still merciful…….He wants you to usurp the provision of forgiveness.

Pls forgive yourself and allow the love of God to bathe you through. In spite of everything, GOD IS STILL OUR FATHER …..And He still loves you madly!


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