Tuesday, December 06, 2016

"Kneading Him In" - 12/06/16 - Romans 4-7

"By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with Him, make us fit for Him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus."(5:1-2)

I pray for The Holy Spirit to knead into our hearts - Him.
While listening once to a sermon on the gifts of Grace and Mercy, I recognized there is one whom I don't extend the gift of forgiveness to.  One whom I beat up continually, look for flaws, berate for the sins of the past, see as continually falling short in their walk.  One whom I see through my eyes  more often than seeing them through His eyes.  One whom I look and see ugliness rather than being of His Beauty. Believing lies instead of His Truths.
That person is me.  myself.  and I.
In hearing how others speak of themselves, I know I am not alone in the way of my thinking.  Why is that?  Why is it we are able to extend all the gifts of Love, Forgiveness, Grace, Mercy to others, yet not as readily to ourselves? 
"We" who are made in His Image.  "We" whom He loved so much He gave His only Begotten Son.  "We" whom He desires to be with as our Bestest Friend.  Our Lord.  
David said it so right: 
"Fortunate those whose crimes are carted off, whose sins are wiped clean from the slate.        
Fortunate the person against whom The Lord does not keep score".
When "in" ABBA - He doesn't keep score.  Our sins are wiped clean from the slate.
So.  Whyever am I not letting Him be God and putting myself in His place regarding "me".
What. a. fool. 
Each moment given to us is the time to start living life as a "fortunate" one of His. 
Standing in Faith and living - knowing His Words are also meant for "me". For "you". 
 Living "in" this state of freedom will draw others to Him. 
"Others" who will see and desire also.
A life living "in" the freedom of Him.

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