We have, well I should say, my son has, taught the dogs to sit and wait for their treat. We tell them to sit, and then we place to treat on the floor in front of them and tell them to wait. They sit there staring at the treat until we say, go get it.
This morning I said go get it, well Reggie heard me, but Daisy must not have. So Reggie is done eating his treat and I’m walking around the kitchen doing my own business and I look over and Daisy is still staring at her treat. She hadn’t heard me.
Wow, talk about obedience. Imagine if we were that obedient to the Lord? Even when Reggie had eaten his treat, Daisy sat there. Even when others are doing what we want to do, but the Lord is saying no to us, do we wait? Interesting thing to ponder.
Today I was reading a story about a couple from Scotland who owned a house and was renting it out. They had rented it out during WW II and when they wanted to come take possession of the house they owned, they couldn’t.
A new law was passed and the tenants were allowed to stay, as long as they wanted at the old rent.
So the owners died without taking possession of the house. Family ended up inheriting it and selling it later.
The point was made that there is a difference between owning something and possessing it. If we have accepted Christ as our Savior we own a lot, but do we possess it? Do we live as if we have the righteousness of Christ?
We have been given the righteousness of Christ, but do I live as if I have? I am going to make mistakes and fail at many things on this earth. This is not IF, but when I fail, do I believe that I can rest in Jesus righteousness?
If I believe it than I won’t abuse it, by sinning all I want because hey I have Jesus righteousness, but instead I will rest and have peace without defending myself.
I don’t need to defend myself when I fail. I can say yes, I failed and now I will learn from it and rest in the fact that I’m covered by Jesus righteousness and I don’t have to beat myself up.
My Pearl today is that I don’t have to feel guilty and beat myself up when I fail. I can humble myself, accept that I am a sinner and than rest in the white fluffy cloud of the Lords righteousness.