[From April 19, 2012]
"Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness sake, O LORD!"
As an adult, I try to be honest with God about my life. When I fall short of His will for me - when I act in ways that do not honor him - when I sin... I ask for his forgiveness & cleansing. Many of us seek to live this way.
Psalm 25 talks about God not remembering the "sins of my youth or my transgressions." Which got me thinking... was I as "spiritually aware" as a child & youth as I am now? Was I quick to acknowledge & confess my sin? Probably not. I know that once I was baptized all my prior sin was washed clean... but still, can I say without a doubt that I've asked God to forgive & cleanse me from ALL of the sins of my youth? I'm not sure.
I love how the psalmist ends verse 7: "Don't remember the sins of my youth, God. Remember me!" Remember the relationship not the sinful actions.
PRAYER: Oh Go, forgive & cleanse me of all my past (and present!) unrighteousness. Create in me a clean heart! Fill those dark places with your Spirit and Light. Thank you for remembering your relationship with me over the years. I love you, Lord! I love you!