The way you understand your mistakes can evolve over time. At first, you might feel like a failure. Over time, if you seek God’s presence, you can gain a deeper understanding.
You see, God isn’t a school teacher – he’s our loving Creator. He doesn’t just want us to learn how to behave well. Instead, his Spirit guides us along a more profound journey.
Jesus proved God’s love to you. Return to him when you do something wrong. Let him show you how to open your heart to receive the full mercy of God.
A message and prayer from Vincent:
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…but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:19
Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
GRACE POURS IN
Dear loving Lord,
I’ve been down this road before, but this time it’s different.
I fall down into temptation. I make a mess.
Before I would get sad, since I wasn’t perfect.
Now – after smacking my head so many times – I know.
It’s the hurt. That’s the problem. The wounds I cause to others, to me… to you. Yes, I let myself down, but this matters less to me now. I think more about nails and hands and feet.
I want to change. I want to be free.
Isn’t that what you want for me?
And the enemy blocks my way saying, “See? You can’t do it. You should give up already. You’re too weak.”
And I say, “Yes. You’re right. I’m weak. But my mighty God doesn’t care. Instead, he gives me a second chance.
That’s what a good Father does for his child.”
And the enemy flees,
As grace pours in.