I am still getting used to the new voice recording equipment, given to me by my husband. After my latest recording I accidentally hit the exit button and a blank screen appeared. Later I tried accessing the stored files and on the screen were the following words: 'NO FILES' so I panicked, believing all my files were deleted. Normally, this would make me fume but I felt no form of anger. I found myself smiling, as it reminded me of how God's grace works:
As humans, we constantly make mistakes but when we acknowledge our shortfalls and ask for God's forgiveness, that's like hitting the exit button. Instantly, He takes our sins away; the slate wiped clean and we are freed.
There are reminders of His saving grace stamped all over the bible, for example: Quoting from Isaiah chapter 1 verse 18, the Lord says:
"No matter how deep the stains of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow, even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as wool".
So if you have allowed the enemy to enter into your life, be reminded of God's promise and allow Him to wipe the slate clean.
Are you carrying any unnecessary burdens today?
Are you carrying the guilt of yesterday's mistakes?
Why not take them to God? He'll erase them and release you from the bondage of sin. You'll then be able to join with the saints singing: "Oh Happy Day, when Jesus washed my sins away". Only then can you experience true freedom from sin and can sing with the writer:
"Oh what a wonderful thing, a very wonderful thing, To be freed from sin and have Christ within; Just to be a joint heir with Jesus my Lord;What a wonderful, wonderful thing."
Copyright 2005 Janice S Ramkissoon.
Source: Bible verse taken from New Living Translation (NLT); Song lyrics taken from Book:- Sacred Songs And Solos, compiled under the direction of Ira D. Sankey.
Janice, a freelance writer, lives in the UK and enjoys spending time with her husband, Vince and their son, Javin. She uses her gift to encourage others towards a deeper relationship with God, through her inspirational pieces while her travel articles provide general advice for the holiday-maker.