I hate sin. I understand that it separates us from God and other people. It does an incalculable about of damage to our hearts, minds, and souls.
As I bowed my head for communion this past Sunday, I had a simple thought that I could not escape. My sin keeps me coming back to Jesus.
If I came to Jesus with my mess of a life and handed it all to him, and then I was perfect, I am sure I would forget about my need for grace. Instead, each sin I commit drives me to my knees to beg for the forgiveness that only God can provide.
The Apostle Paul says in Romans, “Should we go on sinning that grace may abound? By no means!” We are called to live holy and righteous lives. Each believer is to be sanctified. Life transformation is not optional. But on this journey of faith, anytime you do something that God calls sin, run to Jesus. Allow your failures to move you closer to Jesus instead of pushing you further away. Then maybe you can find a reason to be thankful, even in your sin.