Like several items on my HoneyDo list.
Like my follow-through with some of those resolutions that I made last January.
Like the buttons on my jean jacket or the laces on my shoes.
Like my self-importance when I remember from where I have come and to where He has brought me.
We’ve all heard about “sins of commission,” things we’ve done that we ought not, and “sins of omission,” things we ought to have done but didn’t. The former weigh on our minds on a regular basis. The latter seem to get little attention. If we can just keep from misbehaving….
While we should concern ourselves with growing in holiness, becoming more like Jesus, by ceasing to do wrong, that is only part of the picture. Remember that we are in relationship with God through Jesus. And like all relationships, there are things you shouldn’t do and things you should.
You shouldn’t lie to your friend. You shouldn’t treat him or her in such a way that they feel used. You shouldn’t betray their trust. Often times the damage that we do when we do these things cannot be undone.
You should love them, communicate with them openly and honestly, and treat them respectfully. You should value their input. You should be concerned with their happiness and welfare above your own. These are things that should not go undone.
One of my favorite scriptures is Isaiah 6:5, “Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts” (KJV). I count it as a favorite because it reminds me of the grace of God that brought me out of some very dark places, that saved me from the effect of my sin and gave me power and right to be called a child of God. It reminds me that no matter my surroundings He is there. His holiness, by its very nature, reveals my sin. My strings come unraveled. My own self-importance is torn to shreds when I look to Him. I am undone in His presence.
And may we all be undone.
Blessings on your weekend! I pray that God will reveal Himself to you in new ways.