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?”
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