My husband has been doing a message series entitled I Believe in God But…. This past Sunday the focus was on the feeling of not being good enough for God. As human beings, we all have a past. We all have moments in our lives we are not proud of, things we have done that have pulled us away from God rather than drawing us nearer. “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” If God were human he would be sorely disappointed. And yet we know that God is not human. God created all things and is above all things. All nations and principalities will one day bow down to him. He sits enthroned on High. Nothing can shake his foundations. And, nothing can take away his great love for us.
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
Jesus Christ himself is interceding on our behalf to God the Father!! It is the reason he came into this world–the reason he suffered and died–the reason he rose from the dead. God LOVES us!! God WANTS us!! God REDEEMS us, including our “pasts”. God doesn’t care who we were, he cares about who we will become in him. He has a plan for our future that he is focused on. Jesus wiped our pasts away; they have been flung into the depths of the sea. God doesn’t dwell on them, why should we?
This is a great video from Tony Campolo addressing this very issue. He gives a great analogy of what happens to our “past”. I’m linking up with Michelle at Graceful today!
Blessings and Peace,