No, not that kind of credit cards or that credit score. I am minimalist on credit purchases. For the most part, I have always preferred to hold off until I had the money. Part of that is how I was raised. But, there was a time, shortly after I was married that my wife got several cards. Thankfully, none had high limits, but she shortly had them maxed and with the limited income, we had a mess. We eventually paid them off and closed the accounts, but there were issues with my credit because she had put my name on them and that takes several years to get fixed. Now, I only have 2, one for work that has no balance and another that we use for travel only and I think it has little or no balance. I prefer it that way, not owing a lot of people money.
No, I am not talking about Visa or MasterCard. I mean my spiritual credit cards and Heavenly Credit score. I was not horrible wicked, but I sure wasn’t living right. There were a lot of things going on, finally got to the point that I was spiritually bankrupt. I had been making promises to God, but not following through. Not going to church, not trying to change, despite promises being made, I was not keeping them. Then, it got to that point. And, let me tell you something, I went to God, spiritually bankrupt, full of hurt, bitterness, anger and many other negative emptions. My balance was so negative that by myself, there was nothing I could have done to get out of that spiritual debt.
But, when I went to God, prayed to Him. Surrendered all my spiritual debts, confessed that I was a sinner and that I recognized Jesus as His Son who died for my sins. I asked for forgiveness and mercy. AND HE GAVE IT! What a merciful and loving God we serve.
Spiritually, my credit score was made perfect, all the debts forgiven, written off, immediately. I praise Christ for the mercy and salvation He made available to me, to us, through His death and rise from the grave.
Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. Matthew 18:27
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
1 Thessalonians 5:8-10
Praise Jesus for my salvation from spiritual bankruptcy. I thank You Christ for the mercy and forgiveness as well as all the blessings You give me. I pray that You reach out to those that are still spiritually in debt. Give them the blessings You gave me, draw them to You. Give them the yearning that You have given me. Lord, I pray that You work in my heart to not only remain out of debt spiritually, but to enjoy all the treasures You have for me. I ask You to work in the hearts and minds of family, loved ones and other to draw them to You that they seek salvation or if saved, that You bring them closer. Work in their hearts and minds to show them they do not need to worry, suffer or fear. Give them all the drive to serve You completely. Show them all Your plan for their lives.
Thanks for your time. I hope that this speaks to someone else as well, feel free to share as you feel the Lord leading you. Blessings for all, and I want to remind you to be a blessing to at least one other person today.