Do you fail and fall short? Join the club. Kerry encourages us with her story in this feature.
I deeply desire to do God's will and I fear Him.
I would love that my thoughts , speech and actions pleased Him and brought joy to His heart.
But the truth is I fail everyday.
I am aware that I fall short in thought , word and deed.
It's a hard but sure fact that , compared to the righteousness of God the very fabric of my nature is sinful.
Psalm 51 tells us about David's heart cry to God.
David was known to be a person 'after Gods own heart'.
He desired and closely walked in an upright way.
It is comforting to know that David desperately needed to obtain mercy when becoming painfully aware of his blunders and shortcomings.
The deeper I go with God and the more closely I attempt to follow His ways the more acutely I become aware of my sin and my need for him to clothe me in His righteousness.
Paul, having walked a beautiful example of Christian love, commitment and faithfulness called himself the 'Chief of Sinners' and yet he could confidently hope for 'the crown of life' in eternity.
Why ? because he knew that he had obtained mercy.
Be encouraged that as you recognise your faults in sincerity and truth before The Lord you can know His great mercy . His constant love will wash away your sin !The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.
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