Why I Want to Be the “Sinful Woman”

In Bible study this week we covered Luke 7:36-50 and it was wonderful.

If you haven’t already read this story get ready to dive in.

Jesus comes into the home of a powerful and well known Pharisee named Simon.

Simon most likely a man of wealth and power and it was assumed that he had a close relationship with God and may have been considered holy.

But the story does a complete plot twist where the prostitute has a better relationship and understanding of who the Lord is than the Pharisee.

Verse 47 says, “Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”

Getting a little more personal here, how many times have I just brushed off my sin against God? How many times have I downplayed my attitude or disrespect to the Lord?

Newsflash… Sin is sin. In the Lord’s eyes it’s all equal.

The Sinful woman was absolutely vulnerable to the Lord.

What a great reminder to us so many years later. She began washing his feet with her tears and drying them with her hair. She did extreme actions because she felt the extreme burden of her sins.

Each and every day we need to learn this type of love for Jesus.

I want to be like the the “Sinful Woman” as she is called in the story. I want to learn such a love and desire to be right with God that I don’t care who is watching. She humbled herself and took on the lowly place before him to say she was sorry for her sins.

So, my dear friends and readers… Where are you at today? Where is your heart? When was the last time you sat at the Lord’s feet and just asked for His grace to cleanse your heart?

Your testimony is powerful and the Lord will always meet you with love and grace.

Blessings this week!

XO, Sarena

 

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What No One Tells You About God’s Grace

For a period I was numb to feeling God’s grace.

Whenever the preacher would go into the part about Jesus dying for us and about how much God loves us, at some point in my walk I began to tune it out. My mind would casually wander to some other place. Or instead I would think, oh and here is the part that will get those “new Christians” on fire now, they better be listening.

I didn’t think I needed grace. 

And that was the very problem.

Something beautiful is that when a child of God is lost and wandering they know completely and 100% that they don’t deserve God, and are amazed when the Lord comes into their lives.

Unworthy, yet loved.

Filthy, yet cherished.

And the most ironic part of this is that those who feel the guilt and shame from blatant sins, may be in a better position spiritually to worship God because they know they are broken.

I think sometimes God allows us to Walk away & sin because then we are able to realize how powerful His Grace is.

Not that He likes it when we disobey Him.

It hurts Him.

But we see how much and to what extend that He loves us.

He refuses to abandon us. 

Not the He enjoys seeing us walk away from His love and care but because when we come back to Him we truly are humbled and in need of undeserved love. Because in the end that is what it is all about isn’t it?

Truly Experiencing God’s love Daily.

I’m not sure where you are with God today.

Maybe you’re feeling near and great,

or completely lowly and undeserving of being in His presence let alone love.

But please listen when He says He cares for you.

“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance”

2 Thessalonians 3:5

This week take a deep breath and truly let it sink in how much God cares about you, mistakes & all. Have a blessed week my friends!