I was listening to this song today by Lauren Daigle, “Once and For All,” and I thought how blessed we are that God loved us enough to provide the ultimate sacrifice—His precious Son—to redeem us back to Him. Sometimes we may feel like things we have done in our lives are beyond redemption, that we have committed sins too great for Him to forgive, but that just isn’t true. The Bible says to come to Him, bringing all of your faults, sins, and failures, and in faith, confessing them before Him, and He will forgive you. The best part—He remembers it no more.
It is we, sometimes, who continue to remember what we have done. The person we are least likely to forgive is ourselves. This song reminds me that I need to lay it all down at the feet of Jesus—and not just past sins, but the guilt of past sins that I hang over my own head, and also problems, cares, burdens, and hurts.
Lay it all down. And don’t pick it back up again!
Allow the blood, the crimson flow of the cross, to pour over what I lay down, such that when I look upon it, all I see is the blood of Christ covering it.
When we come to Him, we are dead to ourselves and dead to sin. We crucify our flesh, but we are alive in Christ. As we proclaim Christ as Lord of our lives, and as we grow in service to Him, we are able to lift Him up and bring ourselves to naught. I pray that you will lay everything at His feet today and experience His joy and peace as you walk away with the blood of Calvary flowing in your life.
And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity whereby they have sinned against me, and I will pardon all their iniquities whereby they have sinned and whereby they have transgressed against me. (Jeremiah 33:8)
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit in me. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation. And my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. (Psalm 51:10, 14)
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Christ once and for all. And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, for He is faithful that promised. (Hebrews 10:10, 17, 23)
I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live, yet not I but Christ liveth in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57)
Casting all your care upon Him for He careth for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (Matthew 11:28–29)