June 9, 2011

God's Love

Over the past month or so, God has been teaching me something that I have known for a long time, but never correctly understood.

The concept that God is good and faithful to us despite what we do. He has been showing me my imperfections, and wiping the lie away that His promises won’t be fulfilled if I am not completely perfect at ever moment.

Yes, we will be made perfect, but we are not perfect now. That’s something that Satan loves to twist. He loves to tell us that we need to be perfect always for God to love us, for God to bless us. Then Satan shows us all of our imperfections as an accusation.

He shows us our imperfections out of hatred, but our Father shows us our imperfections that they may not hinder us from coming to Him. He actually means them to be a means to propel us into His arms, into His mercy, into His grace, into His blessing.

I now know that when I screw up, God won't take away what He has promised to give. But most importantly, I now know that He loves His work in progress, just as I am, just as you are, where we are.

Just a thought I wanted to share.

1 comment:

  1. This has been something God keeps reminding me. He knows what we came from, what we are, and who He is fashioning us to be. So often I get caught up in the fact that I am not there yet. Like a potter fashioning a pot, I am not that perfect piece yet, I still have the imperfections. The thing is He love us as we are. Yes, he wants us to be everything that He has designed, but He also knows the work it took for us to get from the clump of clay we started as. He loves us not only for our potential but for where we are now and that is enough for Him. He is an astounding God.