Tuesday, April 15, 2014



I have been thinking lately, about the incredible love of God...and how much I don't deserve it. The Lord loves us so stinkin' much, that he actually sent Jesus to come pay for the price of our sins. Something that we should have paid for. We sin over and over again, and shame our Father, but all of that was put on the cross and died with Him over 2,000 years ago. We weren't even born yet. I don't deserve this, or the fact that He is building an absolutely wonderfully fabulous Home for me when I pass away.
Sometimes I believe we take advantage of God's forgiveness of our sins, and don't really think what He went through to get rid of our filth. It is not a light matter, let me tell you! I am even at fault for this. A lot of times, I just say "Lord please forgive me of this or that" but don't really think about the seriousness of it all. The Lord likens hate to murder, meaning that he sees it as the same (1 John 3:15) He views sin, even what we would call "little ones", as something dreadful. And if the Lord thinks that way, we need to too. If we want to be like Jesus we need to follow His example, and even the way He thinks, since His Ways are right.
I've been thinking about this so much, that there have been times where it is hard for me to accept His forgiveness for my sins, because I know how much I don't deserve it. It is definitely a learning process, to accept His mercy. I can't understand why God would love me so much as to have mercy and grace on me in my unrighteousness. I have now been able to fully comprehend those words Grace and Mercy because of this realization of my sin and His absolute forgiveness.
I owe Him so much! And the only way I can figure to pay Him back even relatively close, is by totally surrendering and giving Him my entire life, to serve Him, honor Him, love Him, obey Him, and do whatever He asks and requires of me. There is no wiggle room. There is no room for worldly pleasures, for worry, sin, or pride. If I am to give Him my all, I need to give Him my all with joy and confidence, since I know that He will take care of me. Will you surrender?
He is worthy and greatly to be praised


1 comment:

  1. Hello Olivia. So good to know you and your family through your profile on the blogger. I am also glad to stop by your blog " Servant of the King" and the post on it " Deserve?". It is a serious question in the light of how lightly we take our sins and the forgiveness He offers. The question comes do we deserve His forgiveness?. Thank you for your reminder to take His forgiveness seriously so that we walk in righteousness. I like what you said " I owe Him so much! and the only way I figure to pay Him back even relatedly close is by totally surrendering and giving Him my entire life to serve Him, honor Him, love Him, and do what ever He asks and requires of me...... This speaks your heart's desire. Well let me share Olivia with you in the light of your desire to do what ever He ask to do. Our church in Mumbai, India has a program where by we encourage young people as well as adults from the West to come to Mumbai on a short / long term missions trip to work with us in the slums of Mumbai amongst poorest of poor to share the good news of Jesus Christ and to give them new life, hope and future. I am in the Pastoral ministry for last 35yrs in the great city of Mumbai a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted.. We would love to have you come with your friends to work with us in the slums of Mumbai on a short / long tem missions trip. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. My email id is : dhwankhede(at) gmail(dot)com and my name Is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon.