Until Your Love Broke Through

We are all like trucks that are stuck in mud. The more the wheels spin, the deeper in the mud the truck sinks. This is exactly how we are when we are caught in sin. We keep spinning our wheels and the only thing we end up doing in going deeper and deeper in sin and further away from God.

But God’s love is so infinite, and awesome that He keeps coming after us. He seeks to rescue us from sin and ourselves. He wants us to wake up to the horrible condition that we are in when we are enslaved in sin. He wants us to wake up and come to Him and live


Like a foolish dreamer, trying to build a highway to the sky

All my hopes would come tumbling down, and I never knew just why

Until today, when you pulled away the clouds that hung like curtains on my eyes

Well I’ve been blind all these wasted years and I thought I was so wise

But then you took me by surprise

 

Like waking up from the longest dream, how real it seemed

Until your love broke through

I’ve been lost in a fantasy, that blinded me

Until your love broke through

 

All my life I’ve been searching for that crazy missing part

And with one touch, you just rolled away the stone that held my heart

And now I see that the answer was as easy, as just asking you in

And I am so sure I could never doubt your gentle touch again

It’s like the power of the wind

 

Like waking up from the longest dream, how real it seemed

Until your love broke through

I’ve been lost in a fantasy, that blinded me

Until your love, until your love, broke through

 

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Confess to God

“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” Proverbs 28:13.

Being honest about what we have done and not seeking to hide ours sins is important in receiving forgiveness and mercy. 

Sometimes we feel the nastiness of the sins that we have committed. The guilt of sin weighs on our hearts. We see and feel how terrible we are without God…

But, sometimes, despite seeing our sinfulness and that there is something better, we seek to excuse our sin. When Adam and Eve sinned, they felt the guilt and shame of their sin, but when God came to them in the garden, they sought to excuse their sin and cast the blame on someone else.

“It is the woman that you gave me that made me eat”, was Adam’s reply. In that statement he laid the blame on Eve for his sin. But, not only did Adam lay the blame on Eve, he also laid the blame on God as well. Adam was in fact saying, “It is You who gave her to me God, so it is Your fault because, if You had not made her, then she would not have been here to give me the fruit.”

Eve’s response was similar; she cast the blame on someone else. “It is the serpent that tricked me and this is the reason I ate the fruit.” And of course who made the serpent? Well it was God. And so once again the blame for sin was placed on God.

When we are faced with the realisation of our sin, we are not to make excuses and try to blame others which is ultimately blaming God. Instead we are to come like Paul and acknowledge our sin.

Asts 25: 9-11

“I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the Lord’s people in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them.11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities.

Not only did Paul confess his sins, but he was specific in doing it. He didn’t make excuses. He named exactly what he did in confession and repentance. He didn’t seek to excuse himself or blame other. In fact, e saw how sinful he was and exclaimed that he was the chief of sinners..

1 Timothy 1:15

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

IN being honest and recognising where the was, Paul could then allow God to transfer him into the person He wanted Paul to be. 

This is the state that God calls us to be in. He wants is to be honest about what we have done and where we are without Him. When we come to this realisation, it is then that we will allow God to take us from where we are to where we ought to be in Him.

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