Monday, April 07, 2008


Isn't God amazing? He accomplishes what humans will never be able to.

Acts 3:19 says: "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord"

How cool is that? When we repent our sins are WIPED OUT- no more. Gone. Forgiven. They do not exist anymore.
Psalm 103:11-12 says, "For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us."

Four times in the Bible God says "their sin I will remember no more"
(Isa 43:25, Jer 31:34, Heb 8:12, 10:17)

How refreshing is that? I know I'm rejoicing in that fact today.
Like I mentioned, I know that humans don't have the capacity to forget like God does- but he does call us to forgive like he does
Ephesians 4:32 says, "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."

What this means to me is that yes, while we may remember what someone did, and we may remember someones sin- if they ask for our forgiveness, when we grant it we are telling them, not only I forgive you, but also I will not use this against you in the future- I will not dangle this over your head and make you feel guilty about it in the future.

No one today can stand and say that they have never sinned against someone, and no one can say they have not had someone sin against them.

Rejoice with me today- as I rejoice in the knowledge that I am fully forgiven by my Lord and Savior.
My sin has no control over me anymore.

I. Am. Happy.