Remember Who You Are ~ Forgiven
You! you! YOU are a forgiven child of God since you've confessed your sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Forgiveness is the divine miracle of grace. We must be careful to not become flippant about such a magnificent gift! We can’t earn it, purchase it or barter it out. We can only receive it, by faith, through Jesus Christ. "In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace" (Ephesians 1:7)
"...the thing that awakens the deepest fountain of gratitude in a human being is that God has forgiven his sin. Paul never got away from this. Once you realize all that it cost God to forgive you, you will be held as in a vise, constrained by the love of God." - Oswald Chambers
Believer, forgiven means "to be pardoned." Why then do so many live as though His grace isn't enough? We say we accept His forgiveness but continue penalizing ourselves. Receive His forgiveness and live like a forgiven child of God, forgive yourself.