God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
The Buck Stops Here
Tonight I had a conversation with a young man that is in my language course. He and his wife are actually from DFW area - fancy that... and they are in my language class (the world keeps getting smaller)
We were discussing how we respond to authorities that take responsiblity for those under them and those that simply pass the buck. You know the old saying: the buck stops here...
Yes, we were discussing the ins and outs of the blame game and so on and so on.
As I come to the close of my evening. I am reminded of the sweet reality that God basically takes this thought to the extreme. I mean really. He has every right to place all of my sin upon me. It is I.
I alone have made these choices in my life. I catch myself on my knees asking forgiveness once again for something. Has He already forgiven me? Yes, He did it at the cross. But the asking of forgiveness is a sweet realization and acceptance of that forgiveness.
Tonight as I thought about it, I just had this incredible flash of Jesus (and the picture I conjure in my mind of what Jesus looks like has no resemblance to the sweet angelic pastie white Jesus I used to think of in my mind --- oops I digress) standing in front of me and saying to God the Father: the buck stops with Me, Father, the buck stops with Me.
And as I swim around in His warm whiskers He assures me that my job is to know Him. Thoroughly embibing in Him, simply surrendering to Him, seeking His face, listening for His voice, reading His word, walking and whispering words of intimacy to Him - the lover of my soul. The one and only Lamb of God who has taken away the sins of the world.
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.