“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” Romans 6:14
Abraham didn’t let his mistake cause him to count himself out of having a promised son and becoming the father of many nations. Can you imagine him saying, “God I sinned. Badly. I slept with Hagar, had Ishmael and now my wife is upset with me. I think You chose the wrong man to be made the father of many nations. I don’t deserve to be blessed to that degree.” No, Abraham received the promise, even after his failure. Even though you may have missed the mark, you are qualified to be blessed because of Jesus. Don’t let your failures cause you to count yourself out of receiving what God has promised you. After I sinned a terrible sin in my life, I wanted to count myself out. I told God, “Sorry, but you have the wrong sister for that job. I’m not worthy. I’m not strong enough. I’m just too messed up!” But gradually God began to wrap my heart around the true meaning of His grace. And when I finally got it, it brought tears to my eyes, a smile to my face and a pep in my step. He showed me that He hasn’t condemned me, so I mustn’t condemn myself. His plans are still on, still active and still at work for me. So it is with you. God hasn’t condemned you, so don’t you condemn yourself. His plans are still on, still active and still in effect for you. Because of the blood of Jesus the Messiah, your sins can’t count you out, and your good works can’t count you in. Only by His grace are you saved, delivered, set free and made whole. Saturate your soul under the warm and loving light of God’s grace. Feel His love and receive His promise for your life.
Prayer: Father God, thank You that I’m not under the law, but under grace. I’m not in trouble with You. I am favored by You. Your plans are still on for my life. Thank You. I receive Your love and I receive Your great and wonderful grace. In Jesus Name, Amen.