I’m thankful that Jesus went first, so all I have to do is respond to his unending love.
When I begin to try and make myself the Noun again, the Lord always reminds me of C.S. Lewis’s “The Problem of Pain” so I can shift my focus back to where it belongs.
I am called righteous, my slate wiped clean by the blood of Jesus, yet I am still enticed by sin and darkness. I am pure and spotless because of the free gift of God, but I still find myself covered in blemishes.
God is the best teacher we could possibly hope for, he made us, wrote the test, holds all the answers, and desperately wants us to pass. We are set up for success, if we’re willing to come to him.