“Cast away from you all the crimes you have committed, says the Lord, and make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.” Ez 18:31
Today is just another day at the house. Playing with the babies, watching them play, holding them, and just having a good time with them. Nothing really pressing going on. It is exactly what I needed after a stressful week at work. My depression is at bay today, for the most part. I have been struggling this week to keep it all together, and I am not exactly sure why. I have been taking my meds like I am supposed to and trying to relax. For some reason, the thoughts still seem to be getting in.
The message for today seems so simple, casting away all your previous crimes and changing. It speaks to the true meaning of Lent, repentance…… which is just a fancy word for changing. It really means changing your actions and never doing them again. It sounds good, but it is so hard. One of my biggest vices is soda. Oh, how I love it! It is wrong to have so much of it like I do, and I know it, but it is so hard to give it up. It is the same way with all of our sins. We know they are wrong, but it is hard to stop doing them. They give us temporary pleasures, but keep us from changing our hearts for the better, and fully gaining a better relationship with God. He continues to forgive us, but the only way to really get full communion with God is to change hearts, and turn from sin altogether. Easier said than done. Thank God that he is patient with us, all of us, no matter what the past crimes may be. To God, it is never too late to change, and ask for His help and forgiveness.