Throughout the past several months, I have been totally down on myself about not living “up” to the covenant.
Seriously, if I’m going to be honest, it’d be more like for the past 8 or 9 months (pretty much ever since I tried sugar again) because I just haven’t been able to overcome temptation like I did last year.
And so, of course, that had to be all my fault.
God is good.
Stop being bad.
That’s pretty much how I felt.
But ya know… that is THE. TOTAL. OPPOSITE. of what this is about. It’s the total opposite of what God is about.
You see, He is looking forward to the new me. He is looking forward to the free me.
And… here’s the kicker that I so often ignore… He is CURRENTLY MAKING me into the NEW, FREE me.
I forget that.
I often think that I have to be perfect now.
I don’t ever have to be perfect.
Because His Son, Jesus Christ, is perfect.
And He will take care of all of my imperfections when he stands with me as I face God who will be ready to make me account for all the rights and wrongs I did in life.
So, now all I am called… is to be in Christ. I do my best because I love Him.
But ya know what He does when I sin. He doesn’t throw stones at me. He doesn’t tell me everything I’ve done wrong before He tells me everything I’ve done right.
You know what He does for me? For you?
He bends down to me.
Wipes the dust off of my face.
He says, Your sins are forgiven.
And sin no more.