Friday, August 3, 2012

Reversing the Past We are all headed on a crash course in our natural state apart from our Redeemer, bound for hell. Conceived in sin and shapen in iniquity in the womb, as David says, our unreborn inclination is to follow suit. The bents in our lives handed down from our ancestors are real and can be potentially deadly, all the way back to Adam. In Christ there is an amazing opportunity to reverse our past. In fact, He is the only One who dan reverse our course. I was the first one in my family to accept Christ and have often wondered where in my background who was the person praying for me? My parents were both burned in their church as single young people and were afraid and reluctant to introduce me as a child or an adolescent to the organized church. I was one of the "none are righteous, all seek their own" sinners, not beginning to dream that God was seeking me out and would send a 12-year-old classmate to introduce me to Jesus Christ the summer after finishing sixth grade. Surrendering my lost soul to the Creator of the universe was the best decision He ever enabled me to make, "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure." I shudder to think where I would be today if I were still lost and undone, without hope and without God in this world. Instead, he has reversed my past, which was headed in the direction of Hell, reserved for the Devil and his angels, never for man. My heart, my all I give to Him again today, the Ancient of Days for pursuing this undeserving human being by lavishing His incomparable love on me through the sacrificial offering of His one and only Son. He will do the same for you. Just ask Him to. I stand in awe of you, Lord