Easter is just around the corner and I don’t know about you, but I feel Lent has gone so fast and I have not achieved all I wanted to achieve. I wanted to pray more. To read more. To learn about God more by doing some bible study. But the plans I had did not eventuate due to family commitments.
Did I think that as the weeks went on I would ‘feel’ holier? Be holier? Did you laugh at that? I did too!
My granddaughter reminded me how frail I was just the other day. I raised my voice at one of the grandchildren that was being disobedient and the other 4-year-old granddaughter in the room looked at me with a shocked face. She came over to me and seriously said, “Grammie, I thought you were giving up being angry for Lent.”
God used Aubrey, my beautiful Granddaughter, to speak a warning into my spirit. Are you watching that “anger” thing that comes out badly when you’re tired?
Oh dear, sorry Lord, I’ll keep trying.
Do you know that’s the attitude God wants us to have? Sorry, please forgive me. I’ll try again with your help. For we are not perfect and we “ALL fall short of the glory of God”. NONE of us are righteous!
It is Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross. The Son of God dying for our sins that has saved us. Has made us righteous. ALL because of His Sacrifice we are now in right- standing with Our God.
So, our prayers are now made righteous before Our God on His throne and are powerful and effective, for they come from a humble heart, an unworthy heart. A heart that realises we are frail and we rely upon Our God, Our Saviour for everything. I myself will never be worthy enough but with Jesus we are ALL made worthy.
PRAYER: Lord, here I am. This is me in all my imperfections and I need you today. Grant me your forgiveness for the times I stray from you and thank you for allowing me to start again being in right standing with you. I am frail but I know I need you, my Lord and saviour, because through your sacrifice I am made worthy. Amen.