Monday, March 7, 2011

Daily Devotion for 3/7/11 A Clean Slate

Happy Monday Everyone!!! Let's get the week started right :)

Today's Topic: A Clean Slate
Scripture Text: 2 Corinthians 5:17

"If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

There was a man who told of a dream whereby he came to feel the forgiveness of God. In this dream, he told God that he wished to be forgiven for the wrongs he had done. God responded by asking him to list his transgressions on a blackboard. He started writing a list of what he considered to be "minor sins" To his surprise, as rapidly as he wrote, God erased the words. Amazed, my friend wondered what would happen with more "major" sins. He began to add what he though to be more serious offenses. Almost in disbelief, he saw the same erasing occur. No matter what he wrote, God quickly erased it.

Waking from the dream, he thought of the Bible verse above about becoming a new creation and that God's love is like that of the prodigal's father. My friend believes that God welcomes us and erases our transgressions just as he saw in the dream.

We can confess all misdeeds and sins, both large and small, ask for forgiveness, and know that God not only forgives but also erases our sins as if they had never existed. With our slate wiped clean, we are new creations.
Today, I want you to pray these words:

Make us as willing to come to you, O Lord, as you are to receive us. Embrace us. As your prodigals come home, Lord, forgive us and hold us in your love, now and forever. Amen.

Thought of the day:

God promises to remember our sin no more. (Jeremiah 31: 33-34)

I pray that each of you have a wonderful and prosperous weekend on today. Change someone's life today...Yours!!

For those that are in the area, I invite you out to revival on tonight at Shiloh Baptist Church. The guest revivalist is Minister John Gray of Atlanta, GA. Awesome Man of God. Google him!

Be Blessed Family!

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