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Thursday, May 16, 2013

God Says I’m Acceptable

In summary of Ephesians 1:6 it says,
“We thank God for His loving-favor to us. He gave this loving-favor to us through His much-loved Son.”

Bottom Line:
Let us praise God for his glorious grace, for the free gift he gave us in his dear Son!

What This Means To Me:
God provides me his glorious and abundant grace, for this I thank and praise him daily.  This is a free give he gave through his dear Son’s sacrifice. Belonging to Christ allows this grace to flow freely in my life.  However, In my life I still lean toward basing my self-confidence on what others think.  I work at being accepted by them.  The concept I need to focus on and remember is that God has already accepted me, and loves me unconditionally.  He accepts me for who I am, in fact he made me the way I am.  I need to learn that I won’t need anyone else’s acceptance.  
Two of the main reasons for this is, I’ll never fully get the approval or acceptance of everyone anyway. This is not because of who I am but mainly because of who they are. Secondly, I really don't need their approval because I am acceptable to God just the way I am. Their approval should not be a prerequisite to allowing me to be happy.  In this life, I only need the love and approval of one person, and I’ve already got it: God says I’m acceptable!  This simple truth should be a focus for me when I’m feeling like I want and need the approval of others.