Smiles. I am not about to go all relationship on you. 😁 But I know that I just need to share this with you.
So I was reading a Bible plan and the author talked about being vulnerable with God; telling Him everything we feel – both the good and the ugly. As He pretty much wants that openness with us, His creation.
The author stated something – “Allow God to Love you back to life”. That just emphasized it best. There is no other place for one to be vulnerable in, than in Love – God.
We really don’t need to try so hard to be all good or packaged up or prim n proper around Him. Or in His presence. He wants you to come boldly to His throne of mercy, knowing that you are accepted and loved regardless of the filth you have bore all along.
Remember the story of the woman caught in adultery that the Pharisees and Sadducees caught in the act. And was dragged out to the open to be stoned to death, because that was the law? (Reference: John 8: 1-11)
Remember that Christ stepped right in and no matter how worst of, her judges (the Pharisees and Sadducees) saw her as, Jesus still knew that she can become good. And it wasn’t over with her yet!
And that right there hits home.
No matter how filthy you may have been or dirty in heart or mind, Abba still sees the good in you. He knows that you can be good. You know why?
Because that is your reality.
And that reality is this: 👇
And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely.
Genesis 1:31a AMPC
And for Him to be able to help us so that we become the reality we have in Him, we need to draw near to Him. And by drawing near, I mean – break down those walls.
Rip it off and lay it all bare before Him. He already knows it, so why hide it away from Him. His Love didn’t change for you and I at the cross despite all we did before He was crucified – being spat on, crowned with thorns, scourged and whipped hard that He could barely carry His cross. So why do you think it will change towards you now?
If there is anything I know that His love can never do. It is to decrease!
Still in doubt, then read this: 👇
[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
Ephesians 3:19 AMPC
Because His love can’t be deterred by our experiences. His love which is, His persona can’t change because He remains forevermore.
High five to you for the decision to lay it all down before Him, henceforth. Knowing that your filth doesn’t scare Him but it rather draws Him nearer to you. Because His death on the cross was for you!.
The Lord upholds all those [of His own] who are falling and raises up all those who are bowed down. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him sincerely and in truth.
Psalm 145:14, 18 AMPC
May we live in the consciousness that His abundant grace is able to draw us out of our filth and draw us nearer to Him. Amen. 🙏
Do have a blessed and fulfilling new week. ❤️