In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, the topic of examining ourselves, was discussed.
Hopefully, you clicked on the link I posted, to Paul Washer's sermon, in yesterday's LwL entry. If you did listen to the sermon, you'll fully understand why it was of value to listen to.
As I mentioned yesterday, there was one part of the sermon that I could fully relate to. It was the part where he spoke about his mom. And, how she quite often felt inadequate, in a Biblical sense.
I too, have felt this way from time to time. Inadequate. Undeserving. At times, thinking that I let God down, even when I haven't necessarily done so.
Of course, from time to time, we all let God down. There is none that are perfect; no, not one. Humanly speaking, that is.
Only Jesus is perfect. The rest of us are imperfect.
The amazing thing is that God still loves us.
To say I am thankful for this, is an understatement. Without Him, I am nothing.
God loved me and you, so much that before we were even a twinkle in our parents' eyes, He provided for us.
Yes, He sent His only begotten Son, so that whosoever believeth on Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Nothing could be greater.
But, know this... just because we are children of God's creation, it doesn't mean that we are God's children of salvation.
Salvation only happens when we trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Many don't understand what it means to believe upon or trust in Jesus. Some think it's only a thought and possibly a prayer prayed aloud.
God also expects us to turn our lives around. Repent. And, leave sin behind.
He told us so, in Romans 1:18, "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;"
Without Christ, we are unrighteous. Our own righteousness is as filthy rags, as we are told in Isaiah 64:6.
Our righteousness only comes through Him. Through Jesus Christ. And, our faith, in Him.
If you are not yet trusting in/believing upon Jesus, I suggest you reflect upon what I've written here. And, suggest you begin reading the New Testament portion of the Bible, God's Word.
And, know that I pray for you.
Until next time...
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