God Loves the Imperfect

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:23)

If you live in this world, you are well aware of just how judge mental we can all be. In fact, it seems like all we each do every day is try to hide our imperfections from everyone else. We even push ourselves to extensive limits so that we can either impress or not disappoint others.

While I grew up in a Christian household, I was born with a severe fear of “not being good enough”. Every time that I attempt to break up with this deep-rooted sense of fear something comes back to knock me down. I even had a dream recently that pointed out this deep seeded root to me.

While this was scary, I realized that God was trying to  show me just how my imperfections allow for his perfect love and strength. As I have continued to dive into the word praying and wishing for this root of imperfection to be removed from me. Today, I opened my bible to find a scripture that opened my eyes.

Concerning this, I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me. But HE said to me, my grace is sufficient for you, for power is PERFECTED in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:8-9)

So, instead of trying to prove that we are in some way perfect to the rest of the world that really doesn’t care about us anyway, let’s do what this scripture also says…

Gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me (or us).” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

For we are the light of this world through HIS LOVE and we all can become perfected and help others who need to find HIS LIGHT through us. Embrace yourself today as the Child of God that you are – imperfections and all!!

 

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God Loves A Rebel

Although one might not expect God to love those who rebel against society, I was excited to receive his message yesterday. While enjoying a family trip to peaceful Grayson County, VA I first noticed his message while witnessing a tree growing out of a rock.

Who has ever expected a mighty oak tree to grow and stand tall in a rock vs. from the ground? This was just the first look at his message. As I prayed for God to give direction to HIS beloved, this morning he once again reminded me of the story in Ezra (Chapters 4-5) about the rebellious builders of Judah who set out to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem.  Though everyone, including Chancellor Rehum, ordered that the build of this temple be ceased, rebellions like Judah and Benjamin continued to keep the dream alive by rebelling against society.

Despite the temple not being built until the rise of Zerubbabel, HIS rebellious team believed in their calling and did what it took to fulfill HIS plan despite what society thought or did to them.

For many years, I have tried so hard to “fit in”, but I am ready to stand out and be one of “HIS rebellious”.  Are you with me?