“O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, ‘Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.’ Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long.”
Tick, tick, tick to all the sins you mentioned that God has forgiven you off in the past and continues to! I have a massive list of commission and omission sins. The fact that God forgives me when I screw up as if it’s for the first every time was my highlight. Those who have been forgiven much love much. I wanna pass on the forgiveness I have recieved!
This talk was really challenging and got a lot of us thinking! To help clarify what forgiveness is NOT, I recommend the video at http://marshill.com/2010/09/27/10-things-forgiveness-is-not . The transcript of this 10 min video is under the video link.
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