Saturday, January 31, 2015
Verse of the Day:
"You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you." Psalm 86:5 (NIV)
Forgiveness has been on my mind a LOT lately. When I get stuck on something I usually begin to wonder why it is on my mind so much. If I have a person come to mind and stay there, I pray for them as I believe maybe the Spirit is leading me to do so. I’m puzzled though, with a topic like forgiveness, as to whether I am needing to forgive someone in my life…or if I am in need of forgiveness. Then I wake up to this as the emailed Verse of the Day in my inbox. Message received.
So my plan today is to find some quiet time to reflect and to get right with God. He’s probably disappointed in me that I have not attended much church lately. I am certain it doesn’t help that I have not written for Him in months…or more.
God is understanding and loving however He is also all knowing so He can see through my excuses about having no time. I could most definitely replace my small window of TV time with some writing time. It would not hurt to give up a few rounds of Trivia Crack for some Bible reading. Instead of scrolling through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter on my lunch, I could be writing notes, ideas and concepts for my next devotional.
As with anything, if you woke up today then you have a chance to start again, to do things better, to make a difference. I am not trying to have a big ego here but for some of the people who read my posts, I know that God has been using my words to make a difference in their lives. That is all about Him folks. I am honored and blessed to hear your feedback but He gets ALL the glory there.
I am a sinner and I fail and fumble often. I need His forgiveness and I know the moment I ask for it He will offer it up and my blemishes will be washed away by the Blood of the Lamb. But maybe, just maybe, you need it too. Perhaps God has led you to read my words today because He wants you to get right with Him on something you have been avoiding. Don’t take my word for that. Pray your way through it.
Most Heavenly Father,
Today I come to You on my knees and I pray for Your forgiveness. I know there are things in my life that have kept me from You and I am sorry for allowing these walls to prevail. Please help me to tear down the facades. Guide my by Your Word and Your Spirit to get right with You. Shine Your Light on the path so my footprints may not stray any longer. Thank You for not forgetting about me, even when I have made little or no time for You. In Your Son’s most powerful and beautiful name I pray that Your will be done. Amen.
May God grant each of you, reading this, a most blessed and restful weekend. May His favor go before you and may His peace surround you.
All my love through Christ,