I Laugh at all His Jokes Part 3
You know there’s real power in contrition. Because my thoughts, feelings and actions are really the only things within my control, a sense of power and then incredible hope come when I decide to be sorry and be better. I so wish I would’ve realized this sooner. The incredible power and hope that come from going to God and saying “show me if there is any unclean way in me” and then saying I’m sorry God . I’ll do that differently from now on. I had fallen into the trap of focusing on what was completely out of my control ( everyone else’s thoughts,feelings and actions), that’s a prescription for frustration and hopelessness.
Henry Blackably says in “Experiencing God” , “you can’t stay and go with God” . I ‘ve found that to be so true. You have to grow somewhere you’ve never been before, to go somewhere you’ve never been before. You really can’t stay and go with God. You can’t stay the same and go to awesome abundant places God has for you. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about works-based salvation or getting God to somehow love you more. No, I’m talking about your awesome, abundant life here on Earth. There is an old and true saying “Sin always takes you further than you meant to go, keeps you longer than you meant to stay and costs you more than you ever intended to pay”. My prayer is that you don’t pay with your marriage and family, sister. Own your own sin, confess it , repent and actually change and feel the power of a contrite heart. Take your eyes off of everyone else and put them on your own heart….and feel the power…. and crazy great hope that comes.