“Don’t judge me!”; “No judgement here!”; “I’m not judging!”

You hear a lot of those statements lately.

I used to think God was like my dad waiting for me to make a mistake so He could zap me from Heaven as “judgement” punishment.

My dad would be judge, jury and punisher – sometimes all within a matter of minutes and then I would be confined to my room to “go to sleep!!” even if it was in the middle of the day.

But the more I got to know God, the more I realized there is NONE like God.  You can’t compare God to anything or anyone because He does things His own magnificent way instead of what man would do.

God does not judge to punish me (as my earthly father did) but instead to set me free!  I know it sounds backwards but God often does things the opposite of what we might think.

When I have unconfessed sinned, I have bound MYSELF as one of the consequences.

The minute I ask for forgiveness, I have an indescribable freedom that only comes from God!  He is the open door to freedom.

Even better, God never remembers your wrongs so He will never bring them up again!

So next time you think God is going to get you for something you did, remember that He only wants you to be free to live and to live abundantly (John 10:10).

Admit your sin, ask for forgiveness and LIVE.