Do you live like you believe those Words are true?
And what about the following words?
Even though you know God tells only the Truth and your head believes these Biblical utterances, does your heart readily follow suite too?
Do you really believe that once you lay your sins at the foot of the cross, they are no longer yours to carry?
Have you heard of the poor man's restaurant trick referred to as the Dine-n-Dash?
Come with me, let's try it together.
I, the poor woman, and you the other poor folks, let's eat a feast (of forgiveness), then we will dash. We will run right out the door, dragging one another by tightly held hands, as we race to our car in the parking lot.
Wait a minute! Something is different here at the Divine Diner.
When we leave this particular eatery, we don't have to look over our shoulder in fearful expectation of the manager running after us, hollering, and demanding payment. No, quite to the contrary.
Guess what? We don't even have to beat feet or make haste in our departure.
Actually, The Boss would prefer we stay, meal after meal.
Because His Son already paid the bill. He even tipped the waitress.
Friends, His Words are true. And they are ever-so-filling. Ya know, like the stick-to-your-ribs wholesome food that your mamma used to make to fill your always-starving teenage stomach? Yeah, like that. God wants to fill you up just like that.
Go back and re-read the scripture above.
Now, do you believe those Words with your head and heart?
See you there.
I will be the one, licking my plate clean.