|Round and Round They Go... Until They Come To a Complete Stop...|
Here is the thing… And this is something that as an ex-prodigal I am constantly aware of – SIN IS SIN. It doesn’t matter HOW you feel about it. It doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree. God’s word IS His Word PERIOD. We can argue it, we can disagree on it, we can deny it, we can go against it, we can make excuses for it, we can water it down to fit what we want it to say, we can take it out of context – but God’s Word STILL remains His Word REGARDLESS of how you view it. I do not say this in a judgmental tone – believe ME I am EVER aware of my own sinful nature and faults and imperfections and areas where I miss the mark - I simply say it as one that is matter of fact. I say it EVEN struggling myself in areas that I know God is not finished with me yet. I am *not* looking at the sty in your eye I'm too busy trying to remove the ever present plank in my own. Deal with your OWN stye... But the thing is – I’m HONEST with God. I talk to Him like I’m writing this to you and I tell Him what I’m struggling with. There is no degree of sin. Sin is Sin. The Bible warns about adding or taking away from the Bible. People who have an argument about this do NOT have an argument with me – they have an argument with GOD. And quite frankly, that is like banging your head, it is not as if you can change God’s mind.
"To be absent from the body is to be present before the Lord."
(2nd Corinthians 5:6-8)
I certainly hope that my life will not be played out like a "movie reel" before Him because quite frankly there are moments about my life that I really don't care to see played over again (I'm sure to cringe at the stupidity of ME)... There are many things about ME that I am ever aware need changing, but the thing about life is we are ALL works in progress up until our last breathe. I confess those things to God and ask for His assistance for the things I need help changing. This is where His grace and mercy come in. The difference is - I am willing to humble myself and to admit it...