Lifted Up

In the old days I was a believer in the guilt and shame philosophy and just knew in my heart that God loved me less because of my sin. But, praise God for opening my eyes, I’ve come to see things differently. The blood of Christ has been poured over me and washed me clean. Christ lifted me up, underserving though I be.

God loves me not because of my lack of sin or that I might now sin less than I once did, but because of the One who stands in substitution for me, shouldering the weight of my crimes. Jesus gave His blood for me, indeed for each of us.

What shall we give to Him? Our all! We and all that we have are His. Redeemed, how can we continue to act as if we were our own?

Christian, if you know Grace, you cannot, for your life has been purchased with a more precious life. Honor your Lord and share the grace that you know. Shoulder another’s weight today, and lift someone up in the name of Jesus.

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I am a depraved, morally bankrupt wretched sinner through and through. I’ve attended church sporadically most of my life, haven’t spent a minute in seminary and only recently gave the Bible more than a cursory review. I’ve attended exactly one theology class and I dropped out of that. However, in spite of my moral infidelity, I’ve come to be filled with the Holy Spirit. I’ve learned my salvation isn’t the result of what I do, but rather what Jesus has done on my behalf. I didn’t find the Holy Spirit, He found me. And in our relationship I have invited Him to change me, to use me for His purpose, to conquer my will with His own. Praise the Lord, for even an unworthy, chronic sinner like me can experience and give testimony to His glory!
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