You probably didn’t even know it.
That’s because you spend your life checking your spiritual pulse to see how you’re doing.
I do it. We all do it.
It goes like this:
Morning devotions? Check.
Prayed for family, friends and colleagues? Check.
Finished your bible study for the week? Check.
Attended church and helped usher? Check.
And when you fail, what happens? You feel guilty. Check.
You get the point.
You even do it with your personal stuff.
Did you go to the gym today? Check…er…no.
Did you eat your fruits and veggies for the day? Check. Well, maybe not. I hate spinach.
Did you drink eight glasses of water today? No, but I did have two caramel frapuccinos.
The truth is God loves you with or without a gym schedule.
Your biggest problem is not your weight, your hair color, or that bagel and cream cheese you just gobbled down behind closed doors.
It’s your sin, which separates you from God.
That’s your biggest problem and he fixed it for you.
And you didn’t even ask.
God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, into the world, to live a perfect life of obedience in accordance to the Law, not for his own sake because he was already perfect, but in your place. And then, he died on the cross in your place to pay the price for your sins to satisfy the justice and the righteousness of God.
God forgives you because of Jesus.
You are a new person in Christ.
Isn’t that the best make-over you’ve ever heard of?