Saturday, January 3, 2015

You’re Back, Now What?

Photo by Kat N.L.M. (Flickr)
Can you name any god (except for the God of the Bible) who can take someone’s destructive, wasteful, sinful, regrettable past and then (upon their repentance) give him or her the honor of being a part of changing someone else’s life?

As we continue making our way through Psalm 51, one verse per week, let’s see what verse 13 has to say about this subject. It is one of my favorites.

Psalm 51:13 (NIV) 
 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to you.

Psalm 51:13 (Message) / for meditation purposes:
Give me a job teaching rebels your ways
    so the lost can find their way home.

What about you?

  • Do you crave meaning in your life? 

God is able. He is powerful. He is very good -- and extremely merciful and gracious! Once we’ve sought His forgiveness, He not only restores our lives from the consequences of our past choices, but He also offers a way to give our lives new significance. Few activities bring me more joy than helping others find their way to, or back to God.

  • Are you teaching others about the ways of God? Does your life encourage others to seek Him?

Let’s pray:
Thank You, Father, for reaching out to me and redeeming me from my past, then honoring me by allowing me to reach out to those who are still lost in their rebellion. And although I still act rebelliously at times, and haven’t “arrived”; I thank You that (while You continue Your work in me),You allow me to be one of Your instruments in bringing others back to You.

As always, I’m here if you need me. You can use a pseudonym if you want to share a little about your struggle (via the comment link). I’d be honored to pray with you.

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  1. Thanks Cheryl, I always appreciate your biblical perspective...very thought provoking and uplifting. It amazes me that David actually passed up on opportunities to "get Saul" meanwhile he was already the rightful king...I look forward to meeting David!

    1. Cassy, thank you for dropping by and for the compliment. I often think what an amazing man David was to trust God's timing so well -- so well, that he left it up to God as to when he would become King. I addressed this in the "When We Are Threatened" posted 2/18/15. I want to trust God's Sovereignty as David did.

      Thanks again for stopping by Cassey! Do so again!!


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