Abiding In His Love
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
How often I need to remind myself I am righteous when I pray. Not because of anything I did or could ever do. No. My ‘right standing’ before God is entirely the work Jesus did for me.
You’d think that after walking with Him for over 40 years I wouldn’t struggle with being good enough. Yet, I do. Though not the case for me, some people express feelings of unworthiness as a reason they don’t come to the Lord.
By nature, we humans like to maintain balance in all of our relationships. I accept how unsettling it can be to owe someone for something they do for us or give to us. I also understand Jesus’ love, in all manner of kindness, is not so easy a gift to simply receive.
Godly sorrow is a good thing, for it leads to repentance. Worldly sorrow, on the other hand, leads to spiritual death. If we confess our wrongdoings, God is faithful to forgive. Better to squirm in unrighteousness than to suffer eternal loss in His Kingdom.
Lucifer is certainly persuasive, as he is eager to deceive as many as possible to continue to do life their own way. As for me, when the devil comes and slams me with my unworthiness, I remember the truth of the greatest love surrounding me that I can never earn.
God’s love covers a multitude of sin. And so, there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.
“God made the only One (Jesus) who did not know sin to be sin for us so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
- James 5:16– Repentance
- 2 Corinthians 7:8-10– Godly vs. Worldly Sorrow
- 1 John 1:9– Confess
- Romans 8:1– No Condemnation
- 1 Peter 4:7– Be Sober-minded in Prayer