The other day I began to think about my sin. Now, I think most of us know we’re sinners. We know that we do things wrong. But I don’t think we often really, really contemplate the magnitude of our sin.
So this particular morning, I began to think back over my attitude, my thoughts, my agenda. Even on the best of mornings, when I hadn’t even had time to lose my temper or to say words I wish I could take back, my mind and my heart had been furiously brewing sinful thoughts and desires.
Our sin nature is a constant battle. And I think we get so used to it, that we often only count the big sins. The big mess-ups. The ones that are the most visible or most damaging or most visceral.
But oh, the enormity of our sin.
It’s been a long time since I’ve really confessed all that finds a place in my heart and mind. I’m really good at asking forgiveness for the general category of my sin but not as apt to turn the microscope on the nitty-gritty.
I’d love for you to head over to Sweet to the Soul and read the rest. All month, we’re looking at grace. This morning? Grace upon grace. Thank the Lord we don’t have to stop at the yuck of sin but get to move to the beauty of grace.