Posted: October 16th, 2010 | Filed under: life | 4 Comments »

One of the hardest things about falling down, is feeling like it’s okay to get back up.

It’s okay to get back up!

All of the voices reminding you of what you did…of how you knew right and still chose wrong, aren’t from God.

God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted.John 3:17

No one, who comes from Godin the name of God-on behalf of God-with authority from God, will be accusing you and leaving you helpless and hopeless. I’m sad for the man who tells his fallen friend that he doesn’t know how their life can be redeemed. I’m sadder, still, when that man claims to be speaking on behalf of a risen Savior. You can’t know the power of salvation and not be able to articulate that love, that grace, to another. It’s the key factor for everyone to know who is from God and who is not. The sin has no bearing when grace comes into the picture. Sin is irrelevant.

I am furious when such ignorant words make someone feel they are cut off from the cross.

These people put strings on grace. They put stipulations on forgiveness. They make additions and omissions to suit their own purposes. They are wrong and it’s crippling for everyone.

If you focus on the sin, nothing makes sense. There is always a point, in the stories of grace, when the people hearing are brought to their limit and are forced to let go of an ideal. The only ideal any believer should hold on to is extravagant grace. There are always holes and pockets of unanswered questions-places you can’t measure up to-but Jesus can explain your lack with His love.

If Jesus is not a good enough answer for them, then dust off your feet and move on.

You do not have to follow a system or a formula to have access to grace. You just have to believe that what Jesus did was bigger than your sin. I promise you, you can never go wrong with trusting God like that. God paid a heavy price so you would get it all for free. It’s yours. I’m telling you to COME, because I heard Him say to me, ‘Come.’

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.Revelation 22:17 ESV

If you are His Bride, then the most powerful thing you can say to a fallen friend-a fallen world-is, ‘COME’.

The last thing the Bible says is this:

The grace of the Master Jesus be with all of you.Revelation 22:21



4 Comments on “come”

  1. 1 Sunny said at 5:07 pm on October 17th, 2010:

    Encouraging! Thanks, Serena.

    I struggle with feeling self conscious and it's more stifling when every attempt I make to get back up are clumsy lab rab moves documented by religious law.

    Some people aren't ready for the scandal of the gospel. I can stop running because of Jesus.

  2. 2 Serena Woods said at 5:55 am on October 18th, 2010:

    awesome, Sunny. 🙂

  3. 3 Julie R. said at 2:48 pm on October 19th, 2010:

    Awesome and encouraging words Serena!

  4. 4 Sisterlisa said at 7:47 am on October 31st, 2010:

    Serena, that is one of my favorite passages in the Bible..'Come' and I am intrigued by what happens just before that verse.. and 'after' the lake of fire..there are people still outside the gates..those that many Christians think are not supposed to still be there…and the Spirit and the Bride say, "Come"…and they can do so freely. Love it!

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