Several years ago on Palm Sunday I wasn’t able to take communion because I had only confessed my sin of smoking, but I had never repented of it. Needless to say, I nailed them to the cross the following Friday – Good Friday. That Friday night, all I could hear was “it is finished”, meaning He became my sin and I needed to leave it right there and never pick it back up.
This year, I was feeling pretty good about myself before communion. However, when I asked the Lord to reveal to me any sin that I haven’t repented of He clobbered me with “it’s not about you, and it’s all about Me and what I’ve called you to do…which is to tell others about Me.” This was a sin of omission; He had instructed me to begin building my partnership team and I have not asked the first person to financially support me to become a team member with TTR. OUCH! On Easter, I became obedient to my calling!
As I have shared in previous posts, the Lord has taught me numerous things by using the word “body.” Well, He whispered “blood” to me during communion. I began seeking what He was telling me: blood represents sacrifice. Not only did He die (the ultimate sacrifice) so I can be freed from my sin to serve Him, but I need to die to MYSELF…I need to die to my fears, and my desires. Instead, I need to focus on Him and Him alone so I can fulfill my purpose and His calling for my life.