Wednesday, February 2, 2011

To Be or Not to Be?

"But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit." Titus 3:4-5 NIV

Despite what the world says, we cannot ever earn God's love or forgiveness. You may have been told that in order to get that promotion, or to get a better spot on the baseball team, to make friends, to become popular in school--you need to "do" things. If you "do" enough, you can earn favor.

But you see, with your Heavenly Father, you don't need to do or earn. You just have to be. You need to be open to see that you even need to have a relationship with your Heavenly Father. You need to be open to admitting that you aren't perfect. You need to be OK with the fact, that even though you aren't perfect, God loves and yearns to have a relationship with you. You need to be able to ask for forgiveness and to truly accept His mercy, love & forgiveness.

His grace is enough. His mercy, forgiveness & love is what makes you perfect--don't you see that? Please don't let your pride, self-esteem, your preconceived notions--keep you from the love of a lifetime. He wants to bring you close and hug you with a love that is pure and perfect--it's there for the asking--will you ask?

"O Lord, I give my life to you. I trust in you, my God!" Psalm 25 1-2 NLT

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