Redemption: I Am Not Who I Was

There have been a couple words over the last few months that always seemed to stick out and for a while I just assumed it was a bunch of coincidences that these words kept showing up but I came to realize that God was laying these words on my heart for a reason and that I should pay attention to what God was trying to tell me. Over the next couple days and weeks I will be sharing with you guys in a ‘mini series’ what each of these words have meant in my life and how I hope to learn more about God, myself, and the future through these words.

The first word is redemption. I have been going through the book The Search for Significance by Robert S. McGee and so far the main theme has been redemption. We are human beings that have a sinful nature. We have had a sinful nature since the day we were born and will have it till the day we die. If it were not for God sending His son to Earth to pay the ultimate price for our sins we would end up in Hell. I think often time that is sugarcoated in today’s society but the fact of the matter is if you don’t admit that you are a sinner, believe that God sent His only son Jesus Christ to this Earth to pay the ultimate price for your sins, and confess your sins to God you will not spend eternity with Him but you will spend eternity in Hell. It is as simple as that.

Growing up in the church I knew this and made the commitment to Jesus at an early age. The summer after my 7th grade year I was at camp and really felt God calling me deeper into a relationship with Him. That is when my life changed. My life as I had known it was completely flipped upside down (in a good way) and I have never been the same since. I realized my worth through Gods eyes and that it was because of Jesus dying a criminal’s death on the cross that I am redeemed.

The past couple days and months I have been reminded that I am human, I sin, I fail at things, I am imperfect but through God and His everlasting love I am redeemed. I will continue to sin for the rest of my life but those sins are taken away. I am made perfect through God. I read a quote the other day that said “I can’t brag about my love for God because I fail Him daily but I can brag about His love for me because it never fails” This has been running through my head on repeat since I saw it and it is perfect for this season I am going through,

If any of you are reading this and have never put your faith in Jesus but would like to now please comment on this post, message me on Facebook, or text me if you have my number, I would absolutely love to talk with you and pray for you! If anyone would like to make a rededication to the Lord please do the same I would love to add you to my prayer list!

Shelbyrae Myers