Naked Shame Reversed

Lifted

One day when I was a kid, I saw a mother at the mall accidentally drop her baby.

Strange, how these precise moments of horror permanently press themselves in our brains.

I’ve never seen anyone actually step on a baby, but I’ve seen the next closest thing: someone step on grace.

Like an innocent, valuable, vulnerable baby, the gift of God’s grace was both painful and costly; but we step on it whenever we sin.

Why do such a thing?

For the same reason many deny Christ:  selfishness.

The pull of sin is great.  To accept Truth means to submit to God and resist the spiritual force of Satan’s destructive, convincing lies.

Don’t want to step on God’s baby anymore?

1. Not wanting to sin nor step on grace is our first great step!  Too many of us reject truth because we don’t want to deal with sin’s byproduct, shame; but Christ already dealt with shame on the cross.  We just need to accept His extended hand of grace.

2. Confess to God:  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

3. Confess addictive sins to a godly person we trust.  Exposure therapy.  Expose our darkness to the light.  Accountability in safe and loving relationships works wonders in obliterating sin ~ before it obliterates us!

How had accountability personally helped you?  I’d love to hear about it.

You may not agree with what I’m saying.  That’s ok.  I invite you to comment too.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” (Isaiah 1:18)

Dancing in Christ’s irreversible grace today!


3 Comments

  1. Accountability is a tricky thing. It can become a very judgmental experience if the people involved aren’t humble and on the same level.

    For me, it is very important that any accountability partner share in the same struggles that I do. It’s a bit like the logic behind AA, I suppose. Everyone at AA stands up and says, “Hi, I’m John and I’m an alcoholic.”

    That’s an accountability system that isn’t going to get bogged down in judgement because everyone admits up front that they are the worst of sinners–and they mean it from their gut.

    • So true, Marcus! Humility in an accountability partner is right up there with confidentiality. It’s vital. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I was very pleased to find this site.I wanted to thank you for this great read I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *