It’s been a few days since I’ve had some good time with the Lord…that’s because I wasn’t being diligent to make time for him (wish I didn’t feel the need to be honest about that). I sat down tonight to pray and read and process some of what is going on in my head and the Lord met me in some big ways. Guess I just want to share a little bit of what’s racing through my head right now.
“For by a single offering he [Christ] has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us, for after saying, ‘This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,’ then he adds, ‘I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.'”
Y’all, that last phrase. Oh. My… Read it again. And again. And again. I can’t tell you how many times I find myself intentionally recalling or dwelling in the shame of past mistakes [in the last week]. It’s like in those moments, I just assume God’s the same way…he’s recalling my sin too.
Doesn’t the shame I feel make Christ’s sacrifice easier to swallow or at least make me more worth of it? [Answer: NO!]
How dare I assume that the God of this universe operates in the same way I do when I know the Truth. It’s just hard to remember sometimes. But tonight, I was humbled and found my heart so thankful for the rest and peace that came from being reminded that he will remember MY sin and MY lawless deeds NO MORE.