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Monday, May 13, 2013

Live Relaxed In God's Grace

In summary of Psalms 103:13-14 it say, "
13 The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. 14 For he knows how weak we are;"

Bottom Line:
To those who take him seriously, God is like a father.  He is tender and compassionate and knows how weak we are.

What this means to me:
When I take God seriously he will have compassion on me much like a father to his children.  He knows exactly what I’m made including my weaknesses.   In essence God understands me completely and is fully aware of my humanity. He knows what makes me tick. He knows my faults, my fears, my failures, and my frustrations. And more importantly, He doesn't expect me to be Superman.  God loves me at every stage of my development / life.  I do not need to fret over unresolved guilt and unrealistic expectations. God's love for me is unconditional and not based on what I do or don't do.  His Word tells me that, "There is no condemnation now for those who live in union with Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1 TEV) Which means I can take a card and write every single thing I've ever done wrong on it -- all my sins, all my faults, all and my mistakes. And then I put the card into a book and close it.  Afterwards I won’t be able to see the card anymore, I’ll only see the book. That's the way God sees me when Jesus is in my life. He no longer sees my sin; he sees Jesus at work in my life.  When I come to Christ, Jesus wraps me with His love. He looks at Jesus and sees that Jesus is perfect. He doesn't see my sin. And with this, I can relax in God's grace.