Yesterday was the first day I didn't keep track of my calorie intake since I first started using my Fitbit. It felt odd. I didn't know if I had a tinge of guilt about it. Maybe. I confess the little bit of guilt I had to you but also to my Father God who loves me. Like having a healthy lifestyle, to have a confessional lifestyle to God is the nature of a Christian being in the light and having a relationship with the One who has no darkness at all. Sin is darkness. Sin likes to hide because of guilt.
Guilt overload is not a good thing especially when one has their identity in Christ. To walk around in a grey cloud of do's and don'ts and think you can make headway on grace shown by Jesus when you can't, is ludicrous. You can't improve grace! Grace means giving yourself by God's view of you the self-evaluation that says your status is okay in having been saved already but your condition may not be. That's why taking all of our short-comings and sins to God through what Jesus has done for us is so important. It means staying in the light because in 1 John 1:5-10 it says, 5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
If I over-indulge in food and fall into gluttony it is creating a barrier to God only if I think it is okay or I'm living the lie that says, "I have not sinned against God.". If I am without fellowship with God I can remain in my sin but the saved cannot remain in their sin because they are in the light...they are in Jesus. Because of Jesus it is impossible for me to not have fellowship with God. Jesus said, "I and the Father are One.". And my being in Jesus means I have fellowship with the Father. No question about it.
God isn't out to condemn the saved (or anyone else) but He is out to cleanse them from unrighteousness. By Christ's wounds I am already healed but by God's knowledge of my recent gluttony I am known in my sinful flesh. When I confess my sin to God, God forgives me to change my condition as His son; not my status as His son. He doesn't disinherit me even though I've wronged Him. Rather, I take my wrongdoing to Him and He helps me correct it, He forgives me and cleanses me from my unrighteous condition (not status which is fixed as saved) and makes me righteous all over again. I consider it an ever-renewing relationship with God. I get dirty in the sandbox of life and He forgives me and cleans me up as we maintain a relationship started in honesty which began by my recognizing my need for Jesus who is my brother, Savior, Lord and friend. Thank God!