Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Proverbial Sunrise- Forgiveness

We need God’s eternal perspective
It helps to see the sins in our life as God has seen them. Our view is limited to the present moment; the past is a memory and the future is only a possibility. But since God is not confined to time (He is infinite), He views our life in its totality.

When God forgave our sins, He saw what we did in our past, what we are doing in our present, and what we will do in our future—and He forgave us anyway!
God did not save us only to regret it, because He was not surprised by anything we have done or will do. When Jesus died for our sins, God had our entire life in view. He did not give us eternal life only to take it back when we do something bad. He already knew what sins we would commit as believers, but forgave us anyway. This should cause us to live worshipfully with gratitude, not in licentiousness. Grace teaches that our guiltless position before God depends on His promise of forgiveness, not on our performance. However, the quality of our subsequent fellowship with God depends on constant confession of our sins as we become aware of them.
Dr. Charlie Bing, GraceLife Ministries


Cathy said...

Our God is an awesome, loving God. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Love your cute new look!

Karen said...

That is a comforting post. Our mothers (and grandmothers)prayer group was just discussing this and children who have gotten off track.
Thank God for grace.
I love your new background and dancing bear!

Amydeanne said...


More Than Words said...

Great post, Denise!

Karen said...

Loved these words...and your little birdies!

i said...

Hi Denise, this is so comforting! Love your new look! Big hug to you! Wags and licks from Happy too!

Godsy Girl(TM) said...

This was great! Amen. Confession is often a forgotten part of our walk.

Thanks for the reminder!

Godsy Girl

Sue said...

Hi Denise,
As always I leave here so blessed this post was so great I had to read it twice, I am so thankful that God has the full view of my life. I also loved the scripture Phillippians 4:6,7. When I was going through a specific trial in my live some years ago, I came across this scripture one day and the Holy Spirit prompted me to commit it to memory and to apply it to my life and I am so glad I did, thank you dear friend for sharing.
Thank you for visiting and I am so happy to put your name in the hat for Sats. drawing, and good luck to you.

Saleslady371 said...

I'm thanking God today for His forgiveness.