Wasn’t able to update for two weeks coz loaded weeks in school came…
Okay, so here’s the catch: I want you to think about all of your sins, may it be lying, cheating, backstabbing, anything. Can you count all the sins you did? Probably not.
Imagine a white clean sheet suddenly spilt by a bloody red paint. You get the picture. A perfect thing ruined by a paint.
That’s you. The you who became aware of the world and the things that it can offer: power, rank, lust, and “enjoyment”. It’s hard to live a life without committing a sin, but it’s east to prevent. According to 2 Corinthians 5:17, Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. I am not here to tell you to live a holy life, nobody can ever do that, but you can at least try and put great effort to do so. I just want you to know that He came for you, but that wouldn’t be activated if you aren’t accepting Him.
I mean, sure, we sin every week but we should know how to deal with it. You shouldn’t blame yourself for the sins, you are supposed to deliver yourself from it through Him. How is that going to be possible? Know what He did.
What He did? Yeah, what He did 2000 years ago.
Let me ask you this, will you take a bullet for somebody? You can answer yes if that person is someone you truly love. So, can you take bullets for the whole humanity? You’ll probably say that I’m insane for raising up that question, ’cause nobody will be willing enough to die for people that they don’t know. But that’s what He did, that’s what He crossed (literally).
2000 years ago, Jesus came to the earth as a human, able to feel sleepy, hungry, and all that. He came to be a Savior and King, it didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to: royalty. Instead, it has downed with Him being tortured and placed on the cross. It wasn’t really a great picture, especially with all the blood, but looking deeper than the outward appearance is where everything lies.
“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18
The only blood that can wash away sins is His blood. That act upon the cross, the very act that He died for me, and for everyone… is a true and genuine act enough for Him to be called our Lord and Savior; and that act is called: GRACE.
Grace is what changes you. Not forced but slowly for you to intake and digest fully.
Grace is what makes you feel complete. Not looking about the past but focusing on what He did. Grace is what makes you sleep after a very tiring and irritating day. Not making you feel bad or think about how awful the day is, ’cause after everything, the fact that you’re alive and you came home safe is also grace.
Grace is after you. Since grace is equal to Jesus, He is in you, after you, and before you. He’s everywhere. Nothing can stop you or can hinder you from doing something in His will because grace is upon you.
Grace is what gives you bravery. Without shame, free of all guilt, and knows what you are saying. If you know that you are saved by Grace then you can boldly confess and share it to people.
Grace is what you’re supposed to give people as well. If God forgave you through grace, then why would you hold bars back from people who sinned against you?
Grace is free. It was freely given to you, thus, you shouldn’t abuse it. Whenever you sin, go inside a room, pray and ask for forgiveness. Then try to change, slowly. Let God change you, let God move in your life. It’s not going to be easy at first, since you might think that you life is in your hands and that your will should be done. But then, as time pass you’ll slowly understand that it is really better to give your life to Him instead of being your own captain.
If you’re in to something bad right now, like a bondage of lust, chain of sickness, or shackles of hatred, I want you to know that it’s never too late. He’s been up for years now, waiting for you to grab the Grace and accept it. Don’t look at the weight of your sin or your whole incapability as a human (who says that to err is human), look at Jesus instead. If He willingly accepted to be the payment for all of our sins, then why would God be so unwilling to adopt you? If you want to change, then pursue the change. After pursuing it, maintain it. Maintain by engaging with the Word of God and by being prayerful.
It’s not going to be easy, but when time comes that Jesus returns, I bet you that it’ll be a million times worth it.
Of everything in between,