I recently saw the Lego movie and have had that song in my head for 2 weeks!!! Sometimes my life does feel awesome and others not so much. Today I won’t apologize – I am feeling awesome!
As I reflect life is filled with highs and lows. I find when things are good the memories of the hard times are distance. Included in that memory is my own weakness and sin. Past hurts etc. Things I have worked really hard, with Jesus, to overcome. I must not forget what I’ve been though but I need to move past the pain of these hurts to move on and be healthy. To be someone God can work through.
I was pondering this morning as I was thinking about King David. He screwed up as badly as I have but his gracefulness of God’s love helped to keep him centered. He was God focused. He was grateful to be forgiven. He accepted that he wasn’t perfect. I really identify with this King. And as I sit here this morning I realize that gratitude requires humility. Humility and acceptance for who we are without Christ. Without Christ I am selfish, arrogant, bossy, power hungry, lack self control, isolated, not a good friend, not a good wife, self absorbed – without Christ is not who I am anymore. Who are you without Christ?
Just writing this fills my heart with thankfulness and gratitude for what God has done in my life; the peace I enjoy. I am determined to not let that peace be taken from me or to give it away simply because I think that “I’m all good because everything is awesome” and that I no longer need Christ. At the end of the day I am a sinner who is greatly loved and who had been saved. Who is not perfect. I need Christ – my prayer is that I don’t forget that and either do you.