Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” (Luke 7v50 NIV)
Forgiveness will save you.
Your faith will save you.
Your repentance will save you.
Be completely honest with yourself.
He will know the difference, you can’t fool Him.
Start by accepting yourself as you are, not what you are pretending to be.
That is what this lady did.
She knew what she was and what she had done, and yet poured an acceptable offering over Him.
What is your confidence in?
Are you more confident in your own ability than trusting completely in Him?
As you spend time with Him be completely honest about yourself.
He wants you to be real and realistic.
Talk to Him about how you feel.
Open up to how you have messed up and what you are struggling with.
When you have done that, don’t stay there a second longer than necessary.
Ask Him for help.
Ask Him for strength.
Ask for His forgiveness.
Then forgive yourself.
He will tell you what you can do.
It is your choice at the end of the day.
He will give you hope.
He believes in you.
What you do is between you and God.
No-one else knows or needs to know.
Through this you will deepen your relationship with Him.
(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)