It’s not about your attendance in church. It’s not about the kind of ministry you have. It’s not even about all the things you are good at. It’s not about the souls you have won to Christ. They’re not what makes you worthy of His love. All the things you have done for Him, for others, or even yourself, can never qualify you in God’s presence. So why boast? Why feel so above everyone?
In 2 Corinthians, Paul made it clear that our ministry to our brothers and sisters is not to tear them down but to build them up. Why? It’s because we know that even if they have been wrong, even if they have strayed away way too many times, we are all still the same dearly beloved children of God. And it’s our privilege to remind all our brothers and sisters about that; not flaunting about I did this, and did that, and oh, it was a shame you weren’t there. No. We’re here to encourage, not to put the spotlight on ourselves. Our banner is Christ’s love— it’s our language. Nothing else. Nothing else about us, or them. Just Jesus.
The only thing that qualifies us in God’s presence is His full-blown love that was expressed on the Cross. And that never changes, beloved. So nothing we do, nothing we feel, and nothing we say will ever disqualify us from the love of God. Our standing will never change. Our attendance, our ministry, our wisdom, our capabilities, and our accomplishments have nothing to do with it. And we have to always remember that. We are nothing without God. We are only this because of Him. Because of His love.
Remember that even when you fail, you are still loved. You are still accepted in Jesus. You are still blessed. Your prayers are answered. Your provision is coming. No mistake or miscalculation will change these. Nothing will make Jesus love you less. Remind yourself that.
And remind others too, beloved, because they need it.
Renz:Change. C'mon. If you lost a little more weight, had your hair rebonded, and then wore a more decent set of clothes, you'll be so pretty we're all gonna die. Hahaha. XD.
Me:Eh? Duh. I only have one man to please. And He's already pleased with me. ^^
Me:Duh, no. Jesus!!! Why should I change myself just so others can notice? I have all I want with my Savior. I'm secured in His love. ♥
We were just talking and he brought that up. Whenever he did that, I used to say, "I love who I am. I'm satisfied." But this afternoon was different. I don't know why that came into my mind suddenly. Then I realized that I should have a motivation why I chose to stay the same, and refused to do the things people suggest me.
Now, don't get me wrong. I don't say that you don't have to take care of yourself, and your body, and all that. You have to. They are God's gifts to us. I want you to know that you don't have to go through all these changes if you're doing it for the sake of the opinion of people. It's not just right. You'll be letting them control you.
You're beautiful. And Jesus sees that. That's enough. He specifically designed you for a purpose. He has plans for you, and you can't EVER be limited by the words and definitions of people. They're just opinions. Words. Don't let words bring you down, after all that Jesus has gone through just to purchase a wonderful future for you.
Lord, Your goodness in my life always drives me to tears.
His faithfulness is not about how fast I see my prayers answered. It’s not seeing everything turning around perfectly. It’s not instantly having what I need in my hands. It’s not about having everything I want.
I realize that God’s goodness and love in my life is always present, despite of everything that I don’t see yet. Even in the time of waiting, it’s still present. It is in the meals I share with my family, and the conversations we have. It is in the time I see my father joke with my mother. It is in those precious nights I spend talking with my brother. It is in those little children that smile at me when they see me. It is in the faith of my father when we have almost nothing. It is in the friends that I have. It is in the hope and the messages He tells me whenever I hold the pen when I want to write.
Today, I realized that God’s kindness and love is not limited to what we want. His graciousness is in the hope that keeps on burning whenever every aspect of your life has seemed to gone dank and dark. It is in His love and presence that He makes you feel as the tears dry on your cheeks every night.
Thank You, Father. Thank You for all these. Even in the midst of lack, and great crisis, I find myself falling deeper and deeper in love with You. You’re always there, and You love me. :’>
“God I love You and all You do,
Your joy lives inside and does me good,
Can I have more of You?
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
Oh, my God, You never let me down,
Can I have more of You?”—Can I Have More of You | Kim Walker
My brother and I fought. Again. And it’s my fault. As usual.
But I’m still happy, because I know that it’s going to be okay. I might have felt really down for a while, but I’m okay now. I know that God still loves me, and He knows more than I do, how much I love my brother. And He’s amazing. We’ll be both okay. I have to stop blaming myself because the deed’s over. The fight was done. But God still loves both of us.
It’s amazing how God can touch a person’s heart and break the walls of pride surrounding a heart. It’s not so bad saying sorry at all. And I thank the Father because this love doesn’t come from me, but from Him. I might have committed a dum mistake, but I learned a lesson, and even got closer to my lil’ bro. Thank You, Papa Daddy!
For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.(1 John 3: 19)
“I know that everything that God does is right, and I have no excuse to complain because I am absolutely sure that in every move my Father makes, it is His intention that I will benefit from it in the end, no matter how hard it may seem right now.”—godsradicaldaughter
Even in the midst of all these storms, God is still strong. He is still mighty. He still loves me, and even when all of these things are pulling me down, I know that He is holding me. I will be able to stand, and proclaim that HE IS MY GOD. He still reigns.