Turn

Can I offer you this encouragement today: it is never too late to turn from your sin.

That thing you know is overtaking you? Jesus has already overcome it! And the love of God is upon you. That thing you don't talk about? You don't have to hide from God. He knows and loves you.

You don't have to wait for a more convenient time to repent. You don't have to wait until you're done your degree or your kid doesn't take naps anymore. You don't have to wait for the weekend or this summer or next January. Today really can be a day of saving. You really can ask God to change your heart. He really can!

Maybe you're reading this and thinking what is she talking about? That's fair. Or maybe you're like me and find comfort in your sin and idols and like to think that you'll give them up someday. After this next exam you'll stop drinking so much. After this work promotion you'll work on your racism and privilege. Hey, you can't repent for something that is helping you get this job can you? Once you're secure and safe, you'll risk a change.

Or maybe you secretly look around and think, well I'm not as bad as them, so maybe I don't really need to deal with this. Everybody needs a fatal flaw yeah?

Nah. You can turn from your sin.

You can. How? Christ. Christ became sin so that we might become the righteousness of God. You can ask the One who never sinned for help. You can read HOW He lived and genuinely seek to do likewise. As you allow the Word to hit you and affect you, you'll realize how good God is! You'll be so enamoured by Him that being obedient will be all you want to do.

You don't have to wait. Friend. Don't wait! Freedom is available and yeah, it is gonna be hard to turn from this and stay turned, but what if God actually could help you?

What if instead of behaviour modification you asked Jesus to help you love Him more?

By the grace of God alone, for the glory of God alone, let's slay our sin!