How I long for these moments, when I am powerfully reminded and convinced that God loves me and that I am covered and sealed by His amazing mercy and grace. Times when He is specifically turns my attention to how He answers my pleadings and petitions berought before His Throne of Grace.
Have you done things that you deeply regret? Things that, when you are reminded of them, make you cringe with shame? Well, I have done things that could easily haunt and taunt me, if I didn't have the conficence and assurance that I have been forgiven for my sinful wretchedness. Because I have given my heart, soul, mind and body to my Heavenly Father, when I am reminded of these things, He is faithful to remind me that my sins have been "washed as white as snow," because of the Cross of Calvary where Jesus, our Redeemer, took upon Himself the sins of the world that we might be eternally free!
There are people I know I have sinned against throughout my life - some knowgingly, some by omission. I have sinned in word and in deed and I am ashamed. However, the love and forgiveness of two of the people that I deeply hurt in the past is are now being used for my healing and for God's glory, as just this morning He showed me in very specific ways that my sin is indeed "washed whiter than snow!"
As I have shared before, I LOVE the snow. Though, I don't love the cold, the snow always reminds me of "God's treasury of snow" that is a good reminder that as there are no two snowflakes that are the same, neither are there two people the same. The snow also reminds me God not only forgives our sins, but He truly "washes" us whiter than snow, because of the blessed work of the Cross of Jesus. How I love Jesus! How I am praising and adoring Him on this Sunday morning, and how I thank Him for His unconditional love, mercy and grace.
One of the ways that the LORD ministers to me is through music - definitely the language of my soul. On this special day, two songs specifically spoke to my grateful heart and I'd like to share them with world! God tells us "I'm the only One to bring out the miracle in you" and today, I say a great "AMEN and AMEN," as He continues to bring out the miracles in me!
Below are the links for "Lift Your Head Weary Sinner" by Crowder and "Before the Morning" by Josh Wilson - I hope the words and music will speak a measure of God's love and grace into your life today, too!
With Faith, Hope, Love and GRACE,
Angie "a mom like you"