So Now What D’ya Wanna Do?


The most astonishing conversation I’ve ever had with the Lord  began when I royally “blew it.”

I don’t remember what I’d done, only that I was walking through my house in deep lament, apologizing profusely for my actions.

I was mid-sentence when the Lord interrupted:

“Okay. So, now what d’ya wanna do?”

“But, Lord, I am so sorry for…”

“I understand. What do you want to do now?”

That quick!

I was sorry; He knew that. He wasn’t interested in hearing me grovel and lament. It was finished, as far as He was concerned.

I love that about Him. He is so quick to forgive.  I can confess my wrongs (1 John 1:9) – and then move on. He gets no pleasure when I beat myself up over sin; after all, Jesus already took my punishment for everything I’ve ever done – and have yet to do. That’s a mind-bender!

He wants you to know that, too.

Yes, we fall. Like a toddler, we need to get back up, dust ourselves off, and get on with life!

“The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering; and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.” Exodus 34:6, 7a

Have you confessed (agreed with God that what you did was wrong)?

Well, then. Now what do you want to do?

Originally posted 4/29/13 on Lessons by Heart

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5 thoughts on “So Now What D’ya Wanna Do?”

  1. I was thinking about just this very thing today. The brain conversation went something like this:
    “But surely some of the things I’ve done deserve severe punishment!”
    “Yeah? Like maybe mocking, sneering, jeering, punching, flogging, scourging, hanging, nailing, or piercing? It’s been done! Move on.”

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