Ah, Perfection At Last!!
Read 1 John Chapter 3
1Jn 3:9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.
Are you unhappy because you are not allowed to pursue a same-sex relationship? Are you miserable because you want to sin but God has spoken against your right to do as you please? Are you ashamed of your past sinfulness in the realm of homosexuality? Are you troubled because you are tempted to disobey God? Good! That means that the Holy Spirit has spoken to your heart and has given you an insight that most of the world does not have. It is a beautiful thing to realize our Savior will not allow His children to remain entrenched in sin.
You and I may hold our pity parties over the fact that we are not allowed to get our way, but actually, we are blessed. Rather than moan and groan because God doesn’t allow us to stray, we should instead be bemoaning in behalf of those who have thrown off all the restraints of their Creator. We should be grieving over those who are happily skipping down that trail which leads to eternal loss. If our earthly parents had any tiny resemblance to ideal parenthood, they warned us against those things which are potentially harmful to us. We may have pouted because we were not allowed to have our way, but it was for our good that we were not permitted to do so. A parent who does not place restraints upon his children is a poor parent indeed.
We have the perfect Parent. We are guided by One who knows what is best for us and gives us instructions that can and will save our lives. Even if we don’t understand His parenting, we must listen to and heed His wisdom. We will regret any direction we take which is contrary to His will. There will be a time when we come running back to Him for forgiveness, solace, comfort, and healing. No good parent allows his child to run unrestrained, living his life under a continual cloud of peril. Our Heavenly Father, because He is perfect, reins us in eventually, just as depicted in the parable of the prodigal son. We are not allowed to become spoiled brats, going our own way to and fro, because He loves us too much.
Ps 119:176 I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek Your servant, for I have not forgotten Your commands.
Lk 15:3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home.
Ps 121:3 He will not let your foot slip— He who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD watches over you—the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
Dt 8:5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.
Heb 12:6 because the Lord disciplines those He loves, and He punishes everyone He accepts as a son.” 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons.
We are among the most fortunate peoples of the whole world. We have a Father who will not allow us to stay entrenched in sinful behavior. He child-trains us for all of our lives because He personally desires to dwell with us in eternity. Thank You, Lord!
Prayer: Just as I disobeyed my parents, and suffered for it, I have disobeyed You many times and suffered as a result. All thanks to You, because You did not desert me when I was fully engaged in a gay life. All thanks to You for not allowing me to believe the lie which I so desperately wanted to believe. You are indeed the perfect Father!