The things I should have done,
seem like less than of problem than the things I have done that I shouldn’t have.
Are you with me on this?
Is that because the things I should have done but didn’t are invisible? It didn’t happen so there is no evidence that I should have done it? Or maybe the lack of action is much clearer in the rear view mirror than it is in the moment?
James tells us, “Remember, it is a sin to know what you ought to do and not do it.”
God knows everything – even my thoughts. There are no secrets from him. When I am prompted by the Holy Spirit to do something or say something and I don’t do it, God knows. Sure, his grace kicks in and my sins are covered by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, but it’s still wrong.
I need to keep my eyes and ears open to these promptings so I don’t miss the opportunities God give me to partner with him in his plan to redeem the people around me and deepen their faith. I want to make sure my hands and feet are available for his kingdom purposes.
During this special time of year, I often hear the Spirit whispering in my ear,
Please let me be a part of helping the world believe in you, Abba Father, so they will accept your free gift of grace and live in your love.