Monday, July 26, 2010
Out of the pit of Corruption and Nothingness!
In my morning time with God, we are reading through Isaiah in the Amplified version. Last week, this verse nearly leapt off the page at me and I really felt I should share it with all of you. Sometimes we get so caught up in all the rules and functions, and theology of Christianity that we forget the simplicity of the gospel message.
That God's love is neverending, pure, unconditional, and unfathomable. That to Him, we are His Exceedingly Precious Children. That His love is the most powerful force in the world and it will NEVER fail.
You see, I was one of those rebellious kids wallowing in the filth of my own pit I had created. Corruption and Nothingness are perfect descriptors of my life without God. There was no purpose, no hope, no joy, and everything was corrupt, impure, unholy, and defiled--my marriage, my kids, my job, everything thought that filled my head.
So when Isaiah says that "God loved me back from the pit..." That's exactly what He did. It was God's unconditional, all-encompassing love that lured me away from the path of destruction I was on. I shudder to think of where I'd be now if I hadn't answered His love song. Not only did He love me, but then He cast all my sins behind my back!! Think about that for a minute. Everything you've ever done wrong, everything you're ashamed of is behind you. And the further you walk with God, the further you travel from those sins until one day, you won't be able to see them anymore. You see, they can't follow you. They are left along the side of the road like the trash they are.