I shouldn't be posting today... but I am.
I shouldn't be procrastinating on the writing of my book... but I am.
I shouldn't be wishing I were home in Kansas... but I am.
I shouldn't start so many books at once... but I do.
I shouldn't be sitting at this messy desk and not cleaning it... but I am.
I shouldn't wait to pray or read the Word... but I do.
I shouldn't be so selfish in dealing with my siblings... but I am.
I shouldn't doubt that my God is big enough... but I do.
I shouldn't want the affirmation of the world... but I do.
I shouldn't push my Savior away saying "I can do this myself"... but I do.
I shouldn't have eternal life... but I do.
I shouldn't have peace... but I do.
I shouldn't have grace... but grace is mine.
I shouldn't be free... but I am.
I deserve to pay for my sins... but He did.
I deserve punishment... but He took it.
I deserve scornful glances... but He looks at me through loving eyes.
I deserve to be alienated... but He calls me His precious child.
I deserve to be left in the dust of my sin... but He has called me to Himself.
I deserve nothing... but He has given me everything.
"The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us."