On Leaves and Animal Skins...
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve hid behind leaves when they came before God...
Leaves wouldn’t give you the cover you need from your sins. Many of us are still hiding behind leaves, but no matter how much we dress it up and style it, it doesn't change the fact that we're wearing leaves and it can't even cover a fraction of our sins.
Why not just come as you before God, lowly and humble... Naked!
Understand that there’s grace in His presence, and He’s willing to pour out His grace that forgives and restores on you because He loves you. He’ll cover you with animal skin(in form of the blood of Jesus) just like He did for Adam and Eve. Animal skin that not only covers you decently, but also gives you warmth…
Come before the throne of grace and be washed in the blood. The leaves of being religious can’t do it for you. There's a reason why the word says our righteousness is like filth... because it is. "We are all infected and impure with sin.
When we display our righteous deeds,
they are nothing but filthy rags.
Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall,
and our sins sweep us away like the wind." Isaiah 64:6
the leaves will dry and wither and fall and leave you exposed!
Drop the macho act, you can't redeem yourself by doing everything right, just go to Him Naked, and thankfully receive His gift of righteousness through Jesus Christ and His blood. he leaves of 'religion' can't and won't do it for you.
You feel you've asked for forgiveness one too many times? When has God ever complained of being tired of forgiving you? Keep running back for cover, don't accept defeat and stay down when you fall. Your victory is in finding your way back to the throne of grace and rising up again and again and again and again and again...
The beauty of God's love... Awesome!
"So let us keep on coming boldly to the throne of grace, so that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Hebrews 4:16(ISV)