From a Twitter follower @heyenvy, and her blog post. I couldn’t have said it better myself (even though I did say some of it myself… well just read it, you’ll see what I mean).
It’s Been Won Over Long Ago!
“God did the work to save you, and when He did, He made your sin (past, present & future) powerless to separate you from God. If you can’t wrap your mind around that, you’re stuck on square one of Christianity.” — Uncle Glen
I want to honor the man who mentioned the above quote first. I was introduced to Uncle Glen’s blog when I saw it on my dashboard, thanks to my Victory group leader’s reblogs of his posts on Tumblr. Uncle Glen, reading his answers to the questions his followers ask him and the quotes from his preaching, has been a blessing to me (to his blog followers, as well, I’m sure). Thank you, Uncle Glen!!!
I have a lot of questions that needs answers, revelations. I have a lot of issues that God and I need to and will work on together. I am a work in process. And today, I just know that God decided to really clear one of them. I was randomly browsing Unka Glen’s blog, and encountered the quote above (below, haha). Again, it says:
God did the work to save you, and when He did, He made your sin (past, present & future) powerless to separate you from God. If you can’t wrap your mind around that, you’re stuck on square one of Christianity.
If you can’t wrap your mind around that, you’re stuck on square one of Christianity.
An arrow flew straight through my heart. And no, it’s not Katniss Everdeen’s.
Was there a time in your life when you knew something you were about to do wouldn’t really honor God but for some reason, you still did it? Guilt spread in your system like a wildfire, yes. And it was a LOT stronger because you knew it wouldn’t honor Him but you still chose to give in. Then you started to feel so ashamed of yourself. You felt that you disappointed God again, and the tally of all the wrongs went on. Then self condemnation slowly entered the scene.
I know that feeling so well.
When you condemn yourself, it’s like opening your windows for the enemy. That’s where it comes in saying, “You sin beyond your quota, kiddo. You think God still loves you? He is so disappointed in you!!!”
I’ve read verses, I’ve heard people. God loves me. I’ve been redeemed. While I knew that the answer was (is and will always be), “Yes, He will always love me! And He just can’t help it!” Still, for some reason I still got shaken. I’ve encountered this a lot of times before, the biggest one just before my Level Up Youth Camp: I was so ashamed of myself. While I still talked to God (asked for his forgiveness, but was still feeling so guilty) I made sure I wouldn’t ask for stuff. Or keep the asking for favor so minimal. “I don’t deserve His favor, I shall not ask,” I said in my head. But in one of the sessions in the camp He said to me, “Stop judging yourself.” (My thought that time: Is this youth camp made especially, specifically for me? Haha!) That line blew me away big time, it drove me to tears. And in all honesty, that night, I thought I was okay already in that department. But I guess today’s revelation proved that the case hadn’t really closed completely… which made me realize just how hard-headed I am. And how great my God is for still blessing me, loving me, willing to be with me through it all.
The enemy will whisper lies in our heads. And such lies will really shake us, most especially when we don’t know just how much how great He is and how much He loves us. In 1 Samuel 16:7, it says, ”…the LORD looks at the heart.” Yes, He can see what’s in our hearts. But Romans 8:38-39 says that “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” The Scripture is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16). It is written, nothing can ever separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ. Oh, and here’s a killer line from one of my favorite songs by Chris Tomlin entitled Indescribable: “You see the depths of my heart and you love me the same.” See, in just that single line, how He loves us? Our God is so amazing, ‘no? Discover more about Him. Read your Bible and ask Him to reveal Himself more to you.
“Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.” (Psalm 136:26)
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