...ole attitude adjustment is what my Daddy calls it, and the Lord knows exactly when I need one! I get caught up in my own head at times, thinking too much about scenarios that may or may not ever happen. When my to-do list becomes so great that I have neither the strength nor the brain space to get through it in 5 lifetimes.When I start thinking about the past and get stuck there in all my mistakes I've made that I don't know how God can love and forgive a sinner like me.
And when I create this hurricane in my head, and when I can bare it no longer, God swoops in and gives me that attitude adjustment. It could be in a stern way, or in a loving way. This time, earlier in the week, it was in such a loving way that I wanted to share some of the bible verses that jumped off the page at me and brought the adjustment.
Acts 10:43- All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him recieves forgiveness of sins through his name.
Eph. 1:7- In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace.
Col 1:13-14- For he has rescued us from the domination of darkness & brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
And the big mama-jama that sealed the deal... Psalm 6:4- Turn, Lord, and deliver me, save me because of your unfailing love.
Before I got his message through my thick skull, (as my Mama says) I was as cranky as a child. NOTHING was making me feel better! I was so stuck in my own head it was beyond ridiculous and something had to be done. So, what's a girl to do? Grab her doggie and her Bible and head out for some fresh air. Luckily it was warm that day and the sun was out! It was perfect timing. And after the verses spoke to me, and I had a heart to heart with the Lord, I felt like a million bucks! God's love for is beyond words. And I think finally, I have it in my head and believe it with all my heart that God loves me so much for who I am, that he sent Jesus to pay for my sins, and he did, so who am I to keep feeling guilty over something that is done?
Now, I've known this my whole life, John 3:16, but after making mistake after mistake, I felt so guilty. And that guilt was getting in the way of my relationship with God in the present time. Now, finally, He's gotten to me and my attitude has been thoroughly adjusted! Praise the Lord!
After all of this, it's so amazing studying and devouring this bible. My faith and knowledge has grown by leaps and bounds this year, and I'm so excited to share it with you! Previously, I was hesitant to post anything about religion that might offend someone. But the truth of the matter is, this is my blog. You wonderful readers come here to hear what I have to say, to get to know me. And my religion has always played a big part of my life, it's just grown even bigger lately! If you choose not to follow me any longer, hey, no hard feelings! I still thank you for coming along these last 8 months of my blogging journey!