Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Thoughts on Communion:

Tonight at CrossRoads we will be remembering Christ through the sacrament of Communion. As the time approaches, I've decided I want it to mean more then something we do once a month (plus I was asked to give a devotional tonight on it).

You see, taking communion is a time where we "remember" Jesus and what He has done for us (Luke 22:19). My deal, is that I understand the price Jesus paid, all He went through--and boy do I appreciate it--but I've got this problem with letting go of those things I know He has already forgiven me for. I know I probably sounds crazy--maybe I'm the only one who feels this way--but the guilt that I feel I carry around sometimes seems to suck the life out of me!

And then I read this from "Grace for the Moment" by Max Lucado (we're tight)
"Regardless of what you've done, it's not too late. Regardless of how far you've fallen, it's not too late. It doesn't matter how low the mistake is, it's not too late to dig down, pull out that mistake, and then let it go-and be free. What makes a Christian a Christian is not perfection but forgiveness."

Let it go and be free...Let it go and be free...

Psalms 103:11-12 says "For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west." and then i read this other amazing verse:

Romans 8:3 "So God did what the law could not do. He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin's control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins."

So here I go...let go...let go...because God wants me to move on.


Megan said...

Hey Angela! It is cool that you wrote about this because this morning my Bible study (Believing God by Beth Moore) was about this very thing. About how God blots out and remembers our sins no more (Isaiah43:25), but sometimes we have a hard time forgetting them. Oh and I love that "Grace for the Moment" book, it is awesome! Anyway I just had to comment!

anearlgirl said...

No, you are not alone. Is believing that God truly forgives my sins and forgiving myself for comitting those sins necessarily the same process? Letting go of the guilt and shame of past sins is oh, so difficult.

alex said...

cool. blog more

glennteal said...

Blog-a-riffic. Blog more often -- I agree with your big brother.