Friday, October 28, 2011

Case Closed~

There's the time in first grade when wanting what wasn't mine led me straight to the desk of the little girl in front of me and her pretty pink mirror and I stole.

There's the time in middle school when wanting to be like everyone else led me straight to the center of who I wasn't and I lied.

There's the time in high school when wanting to be independent and "right" led me straight into battles with my mother and I dishonored.

There's the time in my marriage when wanting to be ALL to my husband led me straight into disappointment and bitterness and I resented.

Then there's all the times in between...before and after.....

Stacks and stacks of sins. Enough to reach Heaven.

But when they do, they don't mean a thing.

When God is handed all of this evidence against me,
He simply hands it all over to Jesus
who,
takes one look at it and declares it to be:

NOT RELEVANT

You see.....

There's the time when wanting to be forgiven of my sins, to be clean and righteous and made whole, led me straight to Jesus and

I confessed (my sins)

I received (His mercy and grace)

and

I was declared:

NOT GUILTY.


Giant Gavel
{Photo Credit}

Case closed~

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. ~ 1 John 1:9

Today I am linking up with The Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Fridays. To read more devotional thoughts on the word "Relevant" or to join in on the fun, visit her at:


5 comments:

  1. Hi Stacy - excellent! excellent! Our sins are no linger relevant. You are good at this.
    God bless and have an awesome weekend
    Tracy

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  2. Whoohoo! Amen! What a blessing!
    Pam

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  3. Such a powerful truth to share with us today, Stacy! Thank you.

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  4. Stacy, simple profound perfect
    Jesus, that remedy for all that ails us
    Jesus, our precious hope of glory

    Great post!

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  5. Dear Stacy,

    I came here at the suggestion of Andrea Dawn at artoflife.blogspot.com. She was so very right. This
    is a keeper.

    Glory to God,
    Dawn

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