Saturday, June 4, 2016

Eliminating The Blind Spots‏

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Last Saturday, we shared the video from one of our Wednesday services.  Pastor Schaller spoke on blind spots.  Here, Todd Parsons continues on the theme.

I'm thinking about "blind spots" today because of Wednesday night's message at Church in Baltimore, taught by my pastor, Pastor Thomas Schaller.

Driving a vehicle on the roadways our blind spot can catch us off guard and we can find ourselves mixed up in an accident or incident. The best prevention for blind spots in to eliminate them. However, first, the number one principle of eliminating blind spots in not living presuming that there are none with me... Most people we will meet today have a blind spot to eternity and the effect eternity is to have on me, as an individual, this day. The Cross of Christ is the place where our blind spots are revealed and covered. The life of Christ that He laid down for you and I, is that of a love that gives at the highest cost to purchase this covering that our blind spots are not fatal to our eternal destiny. This love, when we see it for ourselves, reveals our blind spot of great magnitude. We are not like that and do not love like that... There is something vastly different about our love and the love of God which would give us Christ for our deliverance. It is called a blind spot. It is called sin. Christ shed His blood to cleanse us from all unrighteousness, when we believe Him... Believe Him that we have blind spots and we need Him to eliminate them, that where He is for all eternity, we will be enabled, by His grace alone, to be there with Him...

1 John 1:9  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

We are to believe Him about our sin, so we can name it, forsake it, isolate it, get up, and move on. When we fail, we rebound, and again, and again, and again, til we are home with Him. When I see that a blind spot has had its way in my life, as a Christian, I use rebound, as I come to the Cross where God is right and I am not...and I am forgiven... That forgiveness has an effect of eternity upon my life as an individual this day...

     Of So Great Love, we are, tjp

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