by | Sep 10, 2021 | Acceptance, God's Love

“Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, for you are merciful, O Lord.” (Psalm 25:7 3SV)

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control.” (2 Timothy 1:7 ESV)Did you know the word rebel appears 130 times in the Bible? Do you think humanity as a whole has an issue with rebellion?

According to google, rebellion means, “Opposition to one in authority or dominance.”

I was a sheltered child. Back in the dinosaur age we didn’t have access to the things kids do now. I was raised old time Pentecostal. You know, dresses, long hair, no makeup or jewelry except a watch and wedding rings. Well, by the time I got out of school and in the work force, I was ready to sow some wild oats. I will admit I did some things I am not so proud of. I think a lot of us, if not everyone, has things in their past they wish didn’t happen.

Even if I had the chance, I don’t think I would go back and change anything because I kind of like who I am now. I mean, I’m not perfect, never will be, and that’s ok. God loves me warts and all as my grandma used to say. He loves me just as I am.

God made us and loves us. He gave us free will. I do wish I had given my life to Him sooner. Or maybe I should say, started serving Him sooner. I gave my life to Him as a child one night at church. But that’s pretty much as far as it went until 19 years ago when I finally committed my life to God.

It still took me a few years to get my act together, but today, I can truthfully say, I serve the One True Living God! He took me and made me who I am right now. I’m far from perfect and that’s ok. God loves me just as I am. He is still working on me. When I get to heaven His masterpiece will be finished. So look me up when you get to heaven. I will be the one running and playing with the kids.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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