Can I be honest with you for a minute? Wait a second…you have no choice, I’m the one writing this post. Good, now that I can be honest with you, I wanted to say that I still find it hard to comprehend God’s love for me even after being saved for over 25 years.
This year I decided that my New Years resolution wouldn’t be some silly new exercise routine or crazy diet plan in which I would fail by the second day. But it would simply be to love my Savior more and more and more. After all, what can be more beneficial than that!
Who was I kidding? Jesus said, “if you love me you will obey my commands.” Was I really thinking that this would be easy. Did I have a moment of mental insomnia in which I forgot that I still have flesh. Obedience is hard…especially when our standard is God’s Word and we live in a body and world filled with sinful desires.
So instead of failing after 2 days, I failed after like 2 minutes. Oh what a wretch that I am. I totally understand what Paul was talking about in Romans when he said the things he doesn’t want to do he does and the things he wants to do he fails at doing. I’m in that same boat with the Apostle Paul…wait a minute, is that you over there rowing on the other side? Yeah, I see you can also relate.
I know that I can never earn salvation by good works, but I think sometimes we slip into the mindset that we can somehow earn God’s love based on our good works. Yet when reality re-enters my mind and I realize how much of a wretch I am, it brings me to my knees in thankful tears at the unconditional love of God through Christ Jesus.
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! Despite my lack of love (obedience), God still loves me in Christ. He is the one who reached out to me… He is the one who did it all. What Love!
I am including a song that really portrays this truth…Listen and reflect on how much God loves you.