In Luke 6:32, Jesus says, “if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.” huh.

SIN. it’s such a powerful word. so many connotations, so many meanings, it carries with it insurmountable baggage. it’s abused, neglected, misused, placated, justified. i’ve heard it described as an archer’s term for missing the mark, heard it said that everyone is a sinner, seen others justify it and nullify it. ultimately, we are all “sinners”, we ALL miss the mark, we ALL sin, WE ALL fall short {romans 3:23}.  so why are we so offended when someone uses that word? think about the mistakes that you’ve made, think about all the anger, hate, jealousy, frustration, hurt and the actions that you took and then felt sick about later [even when we justified it as deserved]. we all fall short. i fall short every day. i confess to you that i am a broken, sinning person. i also confess to you that i know God loves me. i know He came here to earth, put on human flesh to live a life unattainable by human standards, walked a humiliating road, encountered shame, abuse, and death so that i would be able to join Him for all eternity. He sends me His Holy Spirit to guide, assist, convict me, daily, that i might grow, learn, repent, each day. He did this not just for me, but for YOU as well. He loves you so much that He doesn’t want you living the consequences of hurt, hate, jealousy, gossip, SIN. He wants you to repent, to turn to Him, to love others in the way that He loved you, to forgive, to accept forgiveness instead of guilt, to have truth in your life, to have hope, to have joy.

Psalm 25:8 “Good and upright is the Lord; therefore, He instructs sinners in His ways.”

Today i prayed for sinners. every. single. one. me included. i prayed that we would turn from our sin, confess it to those who can walk the path of redemption with us, accept forgiveness, accept life, receive love. i prayed that today we would have hope, peace, joy, faith.

today i prayed for you and for me and for all who fall short…


About todayiprayed

just a mom who was inspired to write some encouragement by a God who loves unconditionally and forgives abundantly. View all posts by todayiprayed

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  • Nydia Hoots

    Hello, i think that i saw you visited my website so i came to “return the favor”.I’m trying to find things to improve my site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

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