We become who we spend time with and walk with.
We were divinely created to walk with the King.
Nothing can separate us from the Father’s love.
Our sins have been washed away. Words said and written in the past tense it has already been done.
Biblical truths we should believe.
Yet a voice in our head says I cannot be pure I know what I have been. I know what I can really be like at times.
God calls us to understand that He created us and He has already judged us and calls us a Son or Daughter.
Jesus loves us.
Jesus no where calls anyone a sinner, a failure, of needing judgement.
He calls us away from condemnation, shame, guilt past mistakes.
He chose to love us first, to embrace us not send us running in fear but to draw us closer to a place where it would be the last thing that we wanted to jeopardise that we would just want to remain by Him, in His favour and love for ever.
We would never want to forgo that place of peace.
It brings to mind a story in Luke 7 which I have included as the scripture at the end.
Where Jesus sat in the home of a Pharisee called Simon and a known sinner woman came in with an alabaster jar of expensive perfume and washed Jesus feet with tears dried them with her hair and poured the fragrance over them.
Jesus already knew who she was but was humbly Loving and accepting of her.
She knew when she entered that house that everyone else would be judgemental and accusing of her but she wanted to come as she was and to give all she could to Jesus.
He cast no judgement or rejection on her only saw her every action as gestures of pure love and repentance.
Both she and He and other witnesses in the room would leave with that beautiful fragrance on and around them.
Jesus knows each and everyone of us what we hold in our hearts.
Equally He knew Simon’s and some of the other’s thoughts and heart and equally without condemnation spoke out a lesson to give only wisdom.
What confidence does this give us to likewise kneel at His feet and know He sees us as pure whatever we have done or not done and loves us.
Encouragement to listen and linger over His every word and remain in His Presence.
His voice has power and is profound.
He calls us by our name.
He gives us the identity of a Son or Daughter of God and a co heir with Him.
He calls us Holy.
The illustration shows Jesus’ feet.
Feet to walk alongside.
Feet to sit at.
To wash without tears of repentance for all we’ve got wrong.
To offer our everything to
“A Pharisee invited Jesus to have dinner with him. So Jesus went to the Pharisee’s home and got ready to eat. When a sinful woman in that town found out that Jesus was there, she bought an expensive bottle of perfume. Then she came and stood behind Jesus. She cried and started washing his feet with her tears and drying them with her hair. The woman kissed his feet and poured the perfume on them. The Pharisee who had invited Jesus saw this and said to himself, “If this man really were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him! He would know that she is a sinner.” Jesus said to the Pharisee, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” “Teacher, what is it?” Simon replied. Jesus told him, “Two people were in debt to a moneylender. One of them owed him 500 silver coins, and the other owed him 50. Since neither of them could pay him back, the moneylender said that they didn’t have to pay him anything. Which one of them will like him more?” Simon answered, “I suppose it would be the one who had owed more and didn’t have to pay it back.” “You are right,” Jesus said. He turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Have you noticed this woman? When I came into your home, you didn’t give me any water so I could wash my feet. But she has washed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. You didn’t greet me with a kiss, but from the time I came in, she has not stopped kissing my feet. You didn’t even pour olive oil on my head, but she has poured expensive perfume on my feet. So I tell you that all her sins are forgiven, and that is why she has shown great love. But anyone who has been forgiven for only a little will show only a little love.” Then Jesus said to the woman, “Your sins are forgiven.” Some other guests started saying to one another, “Who is this who dares to forgive sins?” But Jesus told the woman, “Because of your faith, you are now saved. May God give you peace!””Luke 7:36-50 CEV
The song is No Longer Slaves Jonathan David and Melissa Helser