Rejoice my friends! Christ has come and died for our sins. We are made new and clean through the shedding of his blood! Through the process of sanctification, we become holy and cast off our old sins! Shout out this psalm with me:
“Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be —
you get a fresh start,
your slat’s wiped clean.
Count yourself lucky —
God holds nothing against you
and you’re holding nothing back from him.
When I kept it all inside,
my bones turned to powder,
my words became daylong groans
The pressure never let up;
all the juices of my life dried up.
Then I let it all out;
I said, ‘I’ll make a clean breast of my failures to God.’
Suddenly the pressure was gone —
my guilt dissolved,
my sin disappeared.
These things add up. Every one of us needs to pray;
when all hell breaks loose and the dam bursts
we’ll be on high ground, untouched.
God’s my island hideaway,
keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.
Let me give you some good advice;
I’m looking you in the eye
and giving it to you straight:
‘Don’t be ornery like a horse or mule
that needs bit and bridle
to stay on track’
God-defiers are always in trouble;
God-affirmers find themselves loved
every time they turn around.
Sing together — everyone!
All you honest hearts, raise the roof!”
–Psalm 32, MSG
For those of you how like the FaceBook page, I quoted v. 5 this morning. I think this psalm is a good celebration for today! So let’s rejoice because we have been made clean!
And here’s something you can “raise the roof” to