Do you find yourselves asking for the same things over and over? Apologising for the same things over and over? Starting the same things anew over and over? I do. If you read my blog regularly you will probably notice one or two things that crop up over and over and over. (There will be more but these are the two on my heart today). Holiness and God’s love for me constantly knock at the door of my heart.
I spoke about His love for me yesterday, and I may well do again very soon because the truth is that His love, the knowledge of His love for me overwhelms me every time I think about it. Each and every time the awareness of just how very much He loves me touches me, I am overcome with the need to share it. I was praying about that this morning, the urge, the desire, the need to share that love with others and my failure to do so. So until the day I walk in second by second awareness of His love for me and for others, the way Jesus walked I will keep on ‘going on’ about it.
Holiness; there’s another topic that unravels me, that overwhelms me. His holiness and His desire, His will that I be holy as He is holy. He sees me as holy because of the blood of Jesus, because of the righteousness Jesus shared with me making me a child and heir of God. But the plan is that I become holy as the sinful part of me is stripped away and that’s a slow process. So until the day when I become perfect no longer bound by the fleshly life I will keep ‘going on’ about that too.
24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy – 25 to the only God our Saviour be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and for evermore! Amen.
It’s a journey, step by step, moment by moment but these words tell me He is able and willing to journey alongside me. He can complete this work. The stumbling block is me. But He gives second, third, fiftieth, zillionth chances to start afresh UNTIL that glorious day when the race is done and I am before Him faultless and a source of great joy to Him.