My God is perfect. He is sinless, just, righteous, beautiful, and
loving. Which one of those words doesn't seem to fit? To me if God is righteous and just, that must be what he expects from me, right. I
mean when Jesus healed one man he said go and sin no more. So he
expects perfection right?
No! See the word
that doesn't seem to fit in the list I used to describe God was loving.
How could a just God who expects perfection love me when I am so far
Think of a love of a mother and
child. I couldn't tell you how many times my mom would leave to run
errands on a Saturday and ask me to, clean the bathroom, do the dishes,
or straighten up the living room. Yeah I can't even count how many times
she would come back home I was either reading or watching a movie
marathon on TV and hadn't done what she asked. If I were to call her up
and ask her in all truthfulness if she loved me do you know what her
answer would be? Of course.
See God loves us
so much, I mean he did create us. God knows that our flesh is sinful. So
he sent his perfect son, Jesus to come and walk in this sinful flesh.
Wow Jesus walked in a world of evil. He of all people knows God's love
for us, and the evil and temptation we deal with everyday. (Hebrews 2:18
reminds us that Jesus has been there so he can help us.) So when Jesus
died and rose again it was a way of saying perfect isn't what I expect
Paul prayed 3 times to have a
thorn (stumbling block) removed from him. Each time God said his grace
was sufficient. I think it was God who allowed this thorn to go unnamed.
We don't know if it was a health issue or sin but God's grace is
sufficient in both scenarios. It reminds us of
how much God loves us, even in our imperfect flesh.
people will hear that and say oh goodie I can go out and live how ever I
want. Yeah that is a sure fire way to show how little you understand
See when I moved out of my
parents home I moved in with my twin sister. I know she loves me and
there is nothing I could do that would cause her to not love me. (Random
story, when we were younger (12) we were fighting and no one else was
home. She became scared and ran into the bathroom so me in my absolute
anger grabbed a screw driver to unlock the door. She swears I was going
to kill her and called my grandma. I just wanted to finish the fight,
because at that moment I had an upper hand.) So yeah she still loves me,
because of her love I strive to be a better sister, roommate, and person.
is what God wants from us. He wants us to do our best, but when we fail or do the worst he is there
with his loving arms waiting to remind us of His love. He wants us to
come to him, admit we are not perfect and accept his love. When we allow
our guilt to keep us from God we are robbing ourselves of God's love.
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