Last week, former procrastinators, I shared that the Holy Spirit has recently revealed to me choices I made based on lies, the sad fruit that resulted, and the scripture truths I should have believed. It was His mercy to reveal those things. (Hard Heart Truth September 10, 2023) There’s a special reason this revelation is deeply important to me.
You see, I thought I was “doing it right.” The Holy Spirit’s revelation to me of the truth about myself shot that thinking all to pieces. I was filled with self-righteousness, pride, idolatry. Truth reveals that I have been forgiven much.
Appalled and ashamed that I did this to the One who loves me and gave His life for me, I pled for mercy. It was as if the Lord said, “Just ask. I’m your Father.” 1 John 1:9.” “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” We can’t confess unless we know, unless we see. It’s been awful to see, but it’s heart healthy to recognize the truth.
Now, by His grace, I have a more honest understanding of my offenses against God and others, my self-deception, and of the devil’s schemes. My need for forgiveness is greater than I ever imagined. My mind is being renewed. I have changes to make in thought and action. I have more new man to put on. Now I love Him more because I see by His grace that our awesome God has forgiven me much. His grace gives me a new opportunity to believe His truth and act on it. Thank you, thank you, Lord!!
“And we all with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)
What truth about you helps you rejoice in being forgiven much?