This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.

Matthew 10 19-20

And don't you worry about what you'll say or how you'll say it. The right words will be there; the Spirit of your Father will supply the words. - Matthew 10 19-20

Friday, November 05, 2010

Are you fooling yourself

1 John 1:8-10
    If we claim that we're free of sin, we're only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit our sins-make a clean breast of them-he won't let us down; he'll be true to himself. He'll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing. If we claim that we've never sinned, we out-and-out contradict God-make a liar out of him. A claim like that only shows off our ignorance of God.

I'll be the first to admit that I have done many things wrong in my life. I have sinned often and have done many things that I should not have done. The facts of my past are something that I will have to deal with for the rest of my life. There is no way I can undo the past to change the things I did then. But God has seen fit to account for my sinful nature, and the sinful nature of all people. Its an amazing thing that Jesus died so that we could be forgiven, He suffered so that we need not.

I am astounded that He could love me so much that He has paid the price for the sins in my life. I know I will sin again, I don't want to but being human it is inevitable that I will at some point. However we have to be careful that we do not use this as an excuse and become lax. "It's ok, I'm only human" can never be an excuse for sin. Because we are human we will sin, we have a sinful nature, but we must strive daily to be the best we can and not sin. Don't fool yourself, and certainly don't try to fool God, it wont work.

Know your sins and ask for forgiveness, know your weaknesses and ask for His strength. God know the very worst about each of us, yet still he loves us, it is enough for God that we love Him. Don't try to complicate the relationship just love Him and the rest will come by His grace.

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