Have you ever had one of those moments, where you did something and after you did it, you stopped and asked yourself, “What did I just do?” or “Why did I do that?”. Even as children of God, we have times where our sin nature takes over and we sin. To paraphrase the Apostle Paul, we know what we ought to do and we don’t do it and we know what we shouldn’t do and do it anyway. It can be frustrating, embarrassing and discouraging; you might even feel unworthy of your relationship with God because of what you’d done.
The truth is, we aren’t worthy of our relationship with God. There is nothing we can do to deserve this relationship, nothing that will make us worthy, but the best news is our relationship with God isn’t dependent on anything we do. It is a relationship initiated by God through the calling of the Holy Spirit, made possible through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and sealed by the Holy Spirit.
We aren’t done yet, there is more good news! Our failures, our short-comings, our “what did I just do” moments, they don’t define who we are with God. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior we become a child of God, a joint heir with Jesus Christ and that is who we are with God; one of His children. Consider if you would your own child/children, despite what they may or may not do, it doesn’t change the fact they are your child. The same is true with God, once we become His child, that’s a forever relationship because He chose to make it a forever relationship. The promise of God is nothing can separate us from His love. We are now defined by what Jesus did at Calvary. We should live as a child of the King, dependent upon God, filled with the Holy Spirit, covered by the atoning blood of Jesus!
“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Micah 6:8