by Becky Hill Martin
“Never Have I Ever” is a party game where a player shares something they’ve never done. Anybody who’s done it responds by putting a finger down (PG-rated version). The more “evers” (fingers down) you have, the more you, 1) shock your peers, 2) earn their respect.
I recently played the check-a-box-on-a-survey, G-rated version of this game. It was at a party with ladies I knew. Playing with a few decades under your belt sets a lot different than it did in your teens and twenties. All the Botox® in the world couldn’t stop my eyebrows from kissing my hairline at some of the answers shared.
Can you imagine playing “Never Have I Ever” with God? In reality, we play it daily with the laws He gave us in Leviticus and throughout the Bible. The only way to earn God’s approval and win the game is to never have any “evers.” Unfortunately, we can’t win this game on our own. That’s why God sent Jesus to be our High Priest and make the ultimate sacrifice for us.
PRAYER: Thank you, God, for loving us even when we break your rules – when our “nevers” become “evers.” Help us to remember our goal is to be more like Jesus. Thank You for your work in our lives to help us achieve that goal.