Daily Delight

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

You want to hear something crazy? I want to be labeled a sinner.

I know, sounds strange- but I was reading 1 Timothy 1:15 and that was the thought that crossed my mind. Why? Paul wrote and told Timothy, "The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost" (ESV). Doesn't it sound like he was all set to be the first in line of sinners? To me it did- and it got me thinking: Paul was right.  

I can't tell you how many times I've messed up- just in this past week! And every single time I feel like I've let God down, let others down, let myself down. For some reason, I tend to try to be that "perfect" person people tend to see me as, and it's exhausting.  

So when I stumbled across that verse the weight was lifted off my heart. Jesus didn't come to save perfect people! He came to save sinners, and I couldn't be more thankful for that!  

Now, I'm not saying this is an excuse to be a sinner on purpose, but here's what I am saying: If you're struggling keeping up this perfect façade, let it drop. What I am saying is that you don't have to be perfect. What I am saying is that if Jesus saves the sinner, label me one, because I so desperately need Him.   

Janine Carattini

Janine is a twenty-something, grace chasing, heart writing, Kingdom worker.

Her passion is to encourage others to relentlessly pursue after Jesus and to live lives filled with strength, dignity, and grace.

Born and raised in sunny Southern California, her goal is to love people unconditionally. When they ask her why, her answer is simply, "because Jesus asked me to".

Her desire is that by the way she lives her life, by what she writes, people will see Jesus.

You can find and follow her journey on relentlesspursuit.net


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