For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
One thing about having a blog and publicly proclaiming the Gospel is that people look at you. People are watching you. People are waiting for you to mess up. This world is looking to see if what you’re saying is really genuine.
Unfortunately I am human. I mess up. I get angry and say things I shouldn’t. I feel defeated. I get depressed. And when I mess up, I feel so inadequate. I have no right to be telling people how to live because I can’t even do it right.
Then He whispers to me, “I know you can’t. That’s why I sent Jesus.” How humbling! Sometimes we get so caught up in having to be perfect that we forget about the grace of God. Now, that does not mean live however you want. That means there is grace when we do mess up. Praise the Lord!
There is not anything we can do on this earth apart from accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior that is going to get us to heaven. We will never be good enough.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
Jesus is the only One who can save us. He is the only One who can redeem us. We can’t do this without Him. We are sinful, and we will fall short. We will fall down from time to time, but we must get back up. This life is a journey, not our destination. This is not our home. We must remember that.
1 Peter 2:11 says, “Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul.” We have to remember to remove ourselves from temptations. We have to remember that this is not where we are planted.
2 Corinthians 12:9 says, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” His grace is sufficient. We are going to fall down and mess up, but this world needs to know that through the grace of Jesus Christ, we can get back up. They need to see that we need Jesus just as badly as they do. We can’t walk this world without Him.
Thank you, Jesus, for your grace and mercy to get through each day. I am but a sinner in need of You, Jesus.