God’s love and total acceptance of who we are is really amazing. Recently I overheard a conversation between two people; one of them was giving his reason for not attending church at all and this was that those in church were hypocrites. And I felt such joy because Jesus Christ came for just that. He did not come for the holy and pious folks – they have no need of Him. but He came for me and for people like me: riddled with imperfections and a gazillion character flaws. This is so that when the Holy Spirit begins work in me, the difference will be obvious to those around. When they ask why I am so full of joy, why I no longer have temper tantrums, why I’m just not as mean as I was before, I can joyfully point the way to my Lord.
- I thank you Lord for your acceptance of me; for taking me just as I am without condemnation and then going on to make me what I should be, with love and patience.
- I’m so grateful that you have surrounded me with people who love me and who can call me to order when I am going astray.
- I am thankful that you love me so much, you are so mindful of me that you take the time to remind me regularly just how you feel about me. You reassure me, you build me up so I can walk with my head high up. You give me a sense of who I am that no one can take away from me.
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