Where do you point when you hear God loves you? What do I mean?
What makes it easier for you to accept the truth that the Creator of All loves you … exactly the way you are …
- no matter what you have done
- no matter what you have NOT done
- no matter what has been done to you
- no matter what has NOT been done to you
It surprised me this morning when my Heavenly Father revealed me to me. There was an opportunity to “do a good thing” by anyone’s standards. As I waited to hear what my part was to be I heard … nothing … complete silence.
There was no instruction that told me my part. At first I thought ok, there’s something wrong with me that I’m not hearing. Maybe I just don’t want to hear the answer.
So I asked again Lord, what is going on here? What do I need to know? What do you want of me? (Yes, I ask a lot of questions 🙂 ).
That’s when I heard Him “I don’t want you to be able to point to this moment and think/believe that is why God might love me”. I was stunned as His light revealed another dark place in my heart that was still harboring performance as my safety net to be loved. (John 1:4-5)
My discomfort at the silence I initially heard came from not wanting to miss an opportunity to please God so that in moments when I’m having trouble believing He would love me I could point and say … well I did this … so maybe He could love me. That, my friend, is not the freedom Jesus died to purchase for you and for me.
DEFINITELY a reason to hope!
I cannot share this truth any more beautifully than the way Jonathan David and Melissa Helser share it in their song on Youtube “No Longer Slaves“.