My sincerest apologies to the perfect Christian. I am a pastor's wife and sometimes I don't read my bible every day. GASP, I know!! If you want to leave the church I am a part of, pack your bags. Sometimes, I sin too. My life is far from the ideal, model of a perfect christian and or perfect pastor's wife. My children have melt downs, sometimes I am quick to anger, and frankly some days my husband/pastor and I get on each others last nerves.
If only I could be a bit more like you. Diving into the Word two-times, even three-times a day. Praying day and night continuously for my family, this country, and the people who are in my life. Flawless, when it comes to sin. You haven't seen sin in your house in so long you have forgotten what the definition of sin is. The ground you walk on is practically still shining light from every step you take because you are the epitome of light to this dark and dying world.
Dear Christian, you hold the standard way too high for me And lets be honest, you hold the standard way too high for anyone else too. I will never receive perfect Christian award, and hold your breath. I never want to. 1 John says, if we claim we are without sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
While I don't run around flaunting my sin, and habitually sinning because the bible says we are all with sin. I am no longer bound by sin because of Christ. However, I am still a sinner. Jesus was and is the only perfect one who walked this earth. And I can guarantee, he wasn't the definition of the perfect christian. He ate with sinners, loved sinners, and walked with sinners. Jesus is a part of my life and He still loves me even when I don't get around to reading the Word that day. Guess what, He loves me even more. When my flesh gets the best of me, He loves me more. Christ does not love conditionally, but unconditionally.
Perfect Christian, loosen up. Don't expect anything more from me than a sinner, who loves Jesus, and is pursuing a relationship with my Savior. I mess up a whole lot. But thankfully, through Christ I am continually growing from my mistakes and allowing Jesus to use them for His glory.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor