There are defining days within our lives, good or bad. For me, June 14, 1979 is one of those. It marks an end of innocence. In a few short weeks, despite promptings from the Holy Spirit to do otherwise, I went from being a virgin, to a mother who would chose not to know her first born. A moment when I allowed fear to override the truth I knew in Christ. I no longer allowed myself to trust that God had a better plan.
For many years, in my own human thought process, I believed that that moment would end the ability for God to use my life in a positive way.Through Isaiah 55:8- 9, God revealed that his thoughts and ways are higher than ours. Even when we mess up, God will use our bad decisions that have led to sin & death to reveal his glory and love. Nothing is ever wasted with God.
That is why I cling to Romans 8:1-4: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you a free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,b God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.c And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Long before he brought my life into existence, he took my sin that was death and carried it to the cross. He knew the sin I would commit and exchanged his life for mine so that I could live forever with Him.
Attached to the aborted babies are the mothers. My message is for you. God has not forgotten you. He loves you and wants to use you. He knows all the sordid details of the path you chose. He still has a good plan for your life. My hope is that you can seek forgiveness in Christ and begin a fresh life as a new creation in Christ. I know this to be true because he is doing it in my life. First, though, I had to repent and ask Jesus to come into my heart. Then I made the decision to commit my life to Him by building a firm foundation in Gods word. I needed to begin to live my life trusting in God, leaning not on my own understanding, acknowledging him in all ways and allowing Him to direct my path.
A life of faith is a rich and abundant life!! You, too, can have that life.