We are all precious to God. It means so much to him that he loses none of us that he seeks us out individually when we error. God is, so no matter where we hide we cannot escape his presence. He seeks us out but not to throw us in jail. He wants to set us free. Free from everything that keeps us in a cycle of bondage.
One of the most underrated aspects of the life of a convicted criminal is his road to rehabilitation. This rehab does not come before conviction. True conviction is only complete when one surrenders. Surrender to God. In our surrender we confess to God and to ourselves that against him and him alone have we sinned. Our God is a just judge, jury, executioner and correctional counsellor.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
1 John 1:9
Why do we need God as our counsellor?
The role of a counsellor is to provide wisdom and insight. We all need good advice and people fall when godly wisdom is absent. In rejecting good counsel we leave ourselves open to bad advice. You better believe the devil has some bad counsellors on standby and they might be closer than you think.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made by God and he wants nothing more than to see us in that light. God is that parent who always thinks the best of their child no matter what they do wrong. The only difference being that he does not coddle our mistakes. As our counsellor, he corrects and guides us along the road of righteousness.
God loves you. He loves you because he is good, not because you are. This love for us is why he gives us grace. Grace does not transform us but it preserves us. It preserves us in the hopes that when harvest time comes, we have some fruit to show for the words we profess. In the process of bringing forth fruit, the knowledge of the laws of God convicts our hearts enough to be lead into the salvation of Jesus Christ. In other words it takes seeing our true selves in God’s holy proverbial mirror.
I am still a work in progress but I have faith that he that began this good work in me will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Thank you to Feedspot for recognizing this work over the past few months and featuring this platform in their Top 15 Millennial Christian Blogs.
Verses to read:
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though [it were] but for a season.
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
2 Corinthians 7:8 - 10