After reading a blog called The Infinite Mercy of God by B2Y I could not help but remember the night when I finally "got it". I started to share it in my comment on his blog but realized it would be too lengthy and belonged in a blog of it's own. I trust he will not mind my "piggybacking" on what he wrote.
I will never forget the night when I actually "got" it. Oh, I'd heard about it. I even talked about but on this night it became real to me.
I was a busy young wife and mom. I'd come home and the house was unusually still. We were having company and they had gone off with my young son. My husband was going to be working late and I was looking forward to some quiet, alone time.
Night falls early that time of the year and it was already getting quite dark. Without bothering to turn on the lights, I slipped through the living room and into the dining room where my piano was. I slipped onto the bench and began to play softly and sing... just for God.
"Wham!" I was suddenly startled. Where had that come from? Without warning, I was suddenly aware of the accuser who wanted to remind me of EVERYTHING. How DARE I presume to come before God with my pathetic little songs! Didn't I know who God was? Didn't I know what I was? A creature of dust, covered with filth, presuming to come before GOD ALMIGHTY?
I began to sob uncontrollably and stumbled up the stairs through the darkness. I threw myself on the floor of my bedroom only to suddenly feel as if God had entered the room. I found myself suddenly cringing before the Lord. We all know that feeling, I think.
But oh, what joy! It was as if God gently took my hand, imploring me to look up at Him while asking me what was the matter. Tearfully and fearfully I told Him it was because I have failed Him so many times and I will never forget His response. "I don't know what you are talking about. You have NEVER failed me."
I was so shocked that I stopped crying and at that moment these precious words washed over me.
"I, even I, am He who blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake; and will not remember your sins." Isaiah 43:25 KJV
I turned and "faced" my accuser. I cried out, "GOD's WORD says that if I confess my sins HE is faithful and just to forgive me and cleanse me of all righteousness! (1 John 1:9). I have done that and so if you have an issue with me, you take it to MY FATHER!"
There was silence. Complete silence. My accuser had fled. There was only HIM!
So the next time the enemy tries to beat you up remember, you are a recipient of God's mercy and when you come before the Lord asking Him to forgive you... as far as God is concerned, it is the very first time.
I love this song Lord Have Mercy. May it bless you as well!
Thanks for the "piggyback" for it certainly exemplifies the great reality of mercy! What a wonderful God we serve!
It is also an amazing testimony to how even though many of us made the journey to Christ in a different way... we all remember the moment that He touched us, and suddenly we knew! No doubt, no "I think", or "I believe" -- just that amazing power and knowing without doubt that we belonged to Jesus.
Thank you, K. God bless!
So touching the Video It just makes You think of wanting to be with the Lord more and more When You see how? he Cares and Loves us, and has His mercy on us for all our wrong.
It makes You think! "You cannot wait to be with Your Lord and Saviour.