5.29.2011

He forgets, but He remembers

i just had to share with you the Word that God spoke to me this morning at church. our pastor is going through Hebrews verse by verse. and today we started at Hebrews 6:10. while he was still in the introduction of the sermon and before he'd even mentioned Hebrews, i had read verse 10, underlined it twice, and had written my break-through thoughts in the margin.

then, what floored me, is that he coupled it with another verse, one that is very familiar to me since i read psalm 103 very frequently. the combination of the two literally screamed freedom to me. God's lavish grace poured out on us, absolutely unbelievable, beyond comprehension, and just downright un-human. it is so backwards from our finite way of thinking, the way we tend to judge others on their sin and their shortcomings. the bad cancels out the good, so often, when we look at our own lives and other people's lives. not so, when God looks at us:

... as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10

if we have been reconciled through the blood of Christ, God forgets every single sin... but then He specifically remembers every single good work that we do. how is this fair? it's not. and that's Grace friends. that is Grace.


sometimes i forget that God is not a bigger, more powerful, more holy version of us. no... He. IS. God. all-powerful, all-knowing, the definition of holy, the very essence of righteousness. His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. i am so often guilty of attributing my own fallen and destructive thoughts onto Him, convincing myself that my thoughts are actually HIS thoughts toward me. what freedom there is when we actually dig in to His thoughts toward us, as recorded in His holy Word.

i'll be feasting on His lavish Grace this afternoon and i hope you'll join me.

[click here for the full service and sermon. because honestly, it was just oozing with freedom and Grace. just oozing. you'll want to listen to it]

3 comments:

  1. Leslie @topofthepageJune 2, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    lovvvve this. love the contrast and the way you said its not fair. you're right. and wow.

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  2. Well i am glad I have found you on Etsy purchased your tutorial and was looking before work this morning and found your blog I am empressed, God Bless to a another beatiful soul one of these time you need to post audio of your singing not just pictures. God Bless agian and keep up your and the Lords beautiful journey your sister in Christ. Stephanie

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