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.
The freedom Jesus purchased was complete, unconditional acceptance that does not rely on anything about me, but solely on who Jesus is and what Jesus has done. Galatians 4:7 and Galatians 5:1
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“.
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Jonathan Helser’s dad stayed with me for The Call in 7/7/07. They have such an interesting place called “A Place for the Heart” in North Carolina. His dad is an artist. I have one of his drawings in my house. He has taught at YWAM trainings on journaling. I have a couple of CD’s by him also .Look up their website when you have time.He is Ken Helser. I think the website is just A place for the heart. I love you, Deena
Thanks for the info Deena!