Wednesday, November 3, 2010

yesterday and today

we talk of the significance of first impressions
they can be far-reaching, no doubt
but what about daily impressions

people that have known me since yesterday know the yuck of my yesterdays sin. people who've known me forever (or seemingly so) know the yuck of my every yesterdays sin

i wish my wrongs had been rights
but they weren't
it left an impression

i am humbled by those who love Him so that they forgive
i am thankful. thankful for their love for Him, their love for me
i purpose to be like them - for they are like Him

    For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
     so great is his love for those who fear him;
    as far as the east is from the west,
     so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
    As a father has compassion on his children,
     so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
    for he knows how we are formed,
     he remembers that we are dust ~ Psalm 103:11-14

I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD ~ Lamentations 3:19-26

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness ~ 1 John 1:9

isn't it wonderful how His grace is most significant, infinitely more so than my rights and my wrongs

people who've known me forever (or seemingly so) may have forgiven the yuck of my every yesterdays sin
He has

yesterday is yesterday.

but today,
     today i am a little more like Him
(because of Him, thanks to Him
all glory and honor and praise to Him)

Love always makes the most significant impression

linking with Emily


  1. smiles. a little more each day...and we cant change what came before but we can use it to reach those still there...

  2. Sister, I'm so glad we serve a God who uses our yesterdays to mold us into reflections of Him. Love where He's taking you!

  3. Beautiful reminder, I need to remember to embrace my yesterdays because they are all pieces of this vessel, even though they may be chipped.

  4. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness ~ 1 John 1:9

    isn't it wonderful how His grace is most significant, infinitely more so than my rights and my wrongs"

    yes it is wonderful and beyond our comprehension. We have to be reminded of this.
    That is why we can fearlessly remember yesterday.

    I love the writing by the way. You found you some words girl!

    I love you!

  5. hallelujah, sister...

    i love this: "love always makes the most significant impression." i'm going to carry that around with me, today. do you know how you help me, walk this narrow path? love to you. xo

  6. i love this reminder of complete forever forgiveness. :)

  7. I am a totally different person than I was 5 years ago. I spent a lot of time wishing I could take my past back. But then, Jesus came into my life and He is helping me forgive myself.
    I'll sing Hallelujah with you. . .

  8. His loving kindness saved me for sure.

  9. Love is what we all crave. Beautiful post -t-.
    We live in His love and forgiveness.