“Just come back to Daddy”
I used to be the girl who would punish myself when I sinned against God.
I would stay away from my Bible and quiet time and simply go days ignoring God and staying away from Him. Trying to atone for my sins.
In the year 2014 I fell into masturbation again.
And resolved not to go to Church nor speak to God till I felt like I could come back to Him.
But it was my pastor’s birthday so I had to be there. So I went but decided not to lift my hands up in worship.
But during the worship, as I stood there, ducking my head to avoid looking up at my Father,the Holy Spirit began to speak to me.
He said “Frances forgive yourself, I have already forgiven you”.
I cried and cried.
Shouldn’t there be something more I should do before I come back to you?
He said no.
But I said I am not righteous.
He said righteousness is of me and not because of your works.
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
-2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV
I give you the grace to be righteous and apart from me you can do nothing.
And staying away from Him wasn’t the answer anyway. It was only in Him I could get freedom from the sins that wanted to pull me down.
I cried and cried but finally accepted His love and arms outstretched to me.
And I found out that He was right. Only in close fellowship with Him could I live above all that threatened to pull me down.
Moving away from Him was a lost battle even before it began.
That was 3 years ago.
Today I have learnt to say prayers like “Lord help me, help me, without you I will drown”.
In myself I can do nothing but in Him I have a 100 percent chance of doing everything to please Him by His power at work in me.
So many of us are like I was in 2014.
We think that we have to be a special kind of pure vessel to be with God.
We may have fallen into hard times or missed a step and so we want to atone for our sins by moving away from our Father for a while.
But honey, I have tried it before. It doesn’t work.
In fact, you are more liable to do what you did before again the longer you stay away from Him who is the only one who can help you.
Satan knows this and so he encourages you with the depressing thoughts in your head that tell you you aren’t good enough.
But we all can never be good enough anyway.
The only one who makes us anything of worth is our Father and while you want to stay away from Him, all He is asking you to do is “please come back”.
All the atonement needed for your sins was done by Jesus on the cross.
We may still fall as we try to get our walk with God right. But don’t stay down.
Daddy is waiting.
“When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’ “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. ’ “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.”
-Luke 15:17-24 NLT
Please return to your senses like the prodigal son.
Come back to Daddy.
He has been waiting from the very moment you left.
He doesn’t want to condemn you, He just wants you back.
Only in Him as your vine can your branch mean anything.
All your sustenance comes from Him and apart from Him you can do nothing.
Lord I have been too far apart from you.
I have erred and almost cannot bear to look at your face again.
But I also cannot live without you.
Today I RETURN.
Lord help me. Have mercy on me.
Wrap me with your hands again.
Make me over.
I begin a new walk with you today.
Thank you for loving me first Jesus.
I love you Lord.
“Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”
-Luke 15:7 ESV
Please note The RETURN is just the first step into the door of being in Christ Jesus.
Don’t end there.
You need to grow to overcome the weakness of the flesh with the Spirit of God.
Start fellowshiping with the Lord in prayer, His word and quiet time again.
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