Monday, October 20, 2014

A Clean Slate - 31 Days

Today I'm only loosely using the writing prompt FEAR, because I wanted to write about something that's been on my heart.

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I would be embarrassed if you knew what I did when I was 12.  Or 19, or 21.  Or 30.  Especially 30.

Thank the Lord that Jesus has wiped the slate clean and I needn't be fearful of standing before Him!
He has removed our sin as far from us as the east is from the west. (Ps. 103:12, NLT)
Oh, the stories I could tell!  But I think we glorify our sin when we keep recounting the stories.  (Exceptions exist, such as in counseling.)

I can imagine Jesus, seated next to the Father, sadly shaking His head at our lack of understanding.  After all, didn't He tell us it's so?

My offenses will be sealed up in a bag; you will cover over my sin. (Job 14:17, NIV)

You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. (Micah 7:19, NIV)
So ... Oh, the stories I could tell!

Let me tell you how the Lord rescued me from the depths of depression.

Let me tell you how He's given me joy even in the midst of trials.

Let me tell you how He knows my every thought and loves me in spite of it all.

Let me tell you my story.

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4 comments :

  1. Great post. Reminds me of a line from a song, "Does he still feel the nails, everytime I fail?"
    I think He knows we will fail... but I'm like you, I think when we keep harping on the stuff that we've already done, it kind of negates the grace. Thank You, Jesus, for Your grace!!!

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  2. Amen! The stories I could tell--but don't have to because I told them to my Savior, and he forgave them all. Isn't God good?!

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  3. So true! I am in a community where it is almost popular to share our failings - but I often wonder how often our repentance (our turning) is authentic. I look forward to reading your story. I'm writing mine in my #write31days. I didn't expect to... but that's how God works sometimes. (and I found you on the Inspire Me Mondays link up)

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  4. I think we all have stories from our past that would be embarrassing to share.. but the great thing is that HE already knows... and has forgiven me of mine..

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