You know that Sunday feeling, right?

We leave the church building inspired and filled with Truth and encouragement on Sundays … and somewhere along the course of the week, pieces of the message tend to fade and we often lose that Sunday feeling.

The Monday After {the Sunday Sermon} carries the Sunday message into Monday mornings by sharing how what we’ve heard on Sunday morning is making a difference in our Mondays, our weeks, our lives. Because of your generosity to Accelerate, we are able to share these stories! Thank you!

The Monday After Sunday, May 11, 2013: The Scandal of Forgiveness {Listen Here}

By Dawn Kelley

Ignoring sin in our lives doesn’t make it go away … that is something to ponder. I know at times I want to ignore things and hope those things go away, like the mess my kids make after a meal or the loads of laundry that pile up in a household of six! In reality it does not go away; it only continues to build, the laundry pile growing taller than my three year old.

It is the same with sin, we ignore it and it becomes bigger than us. It becomes who and what we identify ourselves with. Sin, in it’s ugliness, becomes us. We cannot seem to separate ourselves from it nor can we see our selves without it.

As Pastor Bryan said it changes the way we see things. Sickness blinds us, and we can no longer see reality. We no longer see the amazing creation that we are. We no longer see that God made us in His own image and he calls us sons and daughters.

Perry Noble said, “It’s okay not to be okay but it is not okay to stay that way.” Jesus came for the sick. He came for us in our “not okay” state, but he came so that we didn’t have to stay that way. He came to offer us forgiveness from our sin so that we could truly live.

I need to make it a point to seek God especially when I cannot see where I’m entangled in sin. I don’t want to be blinded by sin nor do I want to carry what feels like a heavy bag of rocks. I want to see things for what they really are. I want to see my life through God’s eyes.

Early Detection is key, and Christ makes it possible to overcome. I am challenged to pay attention, pay attention to myself and to those around me. I am feeling led to seek out someone who will help me to keep the blinders off. I am going to call on the “truth tellers” in my life this week. I pray you are challenged to join me as well.


Dawn Kelley is the wife of Andrew and the homeschooling mother of four, Jaden, Niya, Makayla and Aiden. She loves to read and write in her spare time, and she currently uses a personal blog to share her adventures in motherhood and womanhood.


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