I remember watching a Joyce Meyer broadcast years ago and her saying that when she teaches on something, especially a heavy subject, she is attacked in that area of her life. She now is prepared for it and can easily fight and win because of training and experience. I’ve noticed this in my own life. From time to time when I share with someone be it in person or through this blog, I am targeted in that space of my life.
Yesterday morning I was led to reflect and take inventory of my spiritual growth and posted about this reflection. Later on in the day I was reminded of the mistakes I had made in the last year, one in particular that brought me shame. Here I was thinking I was on the right path and telling others how I had made this commitment and I was reminded of a time I had slipped. I felt guilty for sharing an untrue testimony with my readers. But then I realized that the reason I had forgotten this mistake was because I had been forgiven. Jesus totally wiped my slate clean when He died on the cross and I accepted Him as Christ. I would love for you, my readers to forgive me for negating the speed bumps in my path to spiritual growth but ultimately you do not have the power to do so like God can.
Last night my church held a communion service. We worshipped and praised as we spent the last ten days delving into our Word and fellowshipping with God at new depths. I have never before worshipped like I did last night. I honestly felt like I could’ve experienced the power to interpret tongues due to the heaviness and strength of God’s presence inside of me. I felt God cleansing me of anything unlike Him including guilt and shame. I am not perfection. Cover to cover of my life story details tragedy and wrongdoings. But I am made righteous through the shedding of His blood.
“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” II Corinthians 5:21 NKJV
I thank God for this real reflection. He strips us down until He gets the true, pure version of us. That is the person He can work with. That is the human being He can mold into His likeness. Acknowledge your flaws and He will transform them into beauty. Each morning as you look into the mirror, an image of wholeness and splendor will gaze back at you.