Who does God love? The make believe you? The you that you wish you were? Or the you that has so many inconsistencies that you are a disappointment to yourself, let alone God? This may surprise you…
At least it will surprise your “religious” self…
God doesn’t love the person you wish you were. He loves the “you” that you feel has no real redemptive value.
(just as an aside…He likes you, too. How do I know that? Because “like” is one of the qualities of love. And He is LOVE in total.)
In fact, this may surprise you even further…
You may have heard this phrase, “God loves the Jesus in you” -or- “When God looks at you, He sees Jesus.” Sorry, close…but no cigar. When God looks at you….He sees YOU in all your inconsistencies and shortcomings. He sees YOU. And, He loves YOU. He has since BEFORE Jesus touched your life.
<break….If you haven’t asked Jesus to wrap His arms around you and make you His…you can, right now as you read this. Say, “Jesus, I need and want you.”>
Embrace the reality of your weakness. Don’t run from it. Being honest and letting God love the “less-than-perfect” you is your only hope of being infected by the power of His raging love for you. Once you have “the disease” and become “love sick” you’ll begin the joyous journey of discovering true freedom and authentic change.
How does this make you feel? Please comment. I want to know what you’re thinking!