We are free to approach him with absolute confidence, fully persuaded in our hearts that nothing can any longer separate us from him. We are invited to draw near now! We are thoroughly cleansed, inside and out, with no trace of sin’s stains on our conscience or conduct. The sprinkled blood purges our inner thought-patterns; our bodies also are bathed in clean water. (Our behavior bears witness to this.) (Mirror Bible)
Are you frustrating the grace?
Small children often hold their heads down and won’t look at the parent when they have done something wrong. Sometimes they try to hide what they have done or lie if asked about it. That is not who you are, nor how you act as a believer.
Romans 8:1-2 Now the decisive conclusion is this: in Christ, every bit of condemning evidence against us is canceled. 2 The law of the Spirit is the liberating force of life in Christ. This leaves me with no further obligation to the law of sin and death. Spirit has superseded the sin enslaved senses as the principle law of our lives. (The Mirror Bible TMB)
You don’t have to hold your head down. You know you cannot hide your sin from God because He sees and knows all things. Salvation allows you to God, even though you have sinned, repent and ask for what you need. Just as the Lord passed over the Israelites because of the blood on the doorposts, He does not see you as you see yourself. He sees you through the blood of Jesus, pure!
Exodus 12:13 The blood shall be a sign for you on [the doorposts of] the houses where you live; when I see the blood I shall pass over you, and no affliction shall happen to you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. (Amplified Bible, AMP)
1 Corinthians 5:7b For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. (New King James Version NKJV)
Don’t take advantage of God’s grace by continuing to live contrary to what you know He wants. You change how you live.
Galatians 2:21 [Therefore, I do not treat God’s gracious gift as something of minor importance and defeat its very purpose]; I do not set aside and invalidate and frustrate and nullify the grace (unmerited favor) of God. For if justification (righteousness, acquittal from guilt) comes through [observing the ritual of] the Law, then Christ (the Messiah) died groundlessly and to no purpose and in vain. [His death was then wholly superfluous.] (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
With freedom comes responsibility.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, thank You for covering me under the blood of Jesus. I repent for every time I treated Your grace as if I was entitled to it. Please continue to guide me and help me not to take the freedom Jesus bought for me lightly. You have taught me it dishonors You for me to sin, and not come to You for forgiveness no matter what excuse I give myself not to. I hold You accountable to Your love and rest on the covering of Jesus’ blood, even if I don’t think I am. Thank you for an enlightened revelation of my responsibility to You if I confess my love for You. You did not require me to do anything for my salvation. You willingly sent Your Son to die for me. The only thing I have to do is to be true to my love and do so without hesitation. I will come boldly when I sin and repent because I do not want to grieve You…