It is really hard to fathom the love and grace of God for us. I know that a lot of church people say this a lot of the time, but nonetheless, there is a big reality and truth that is not diminished by the rhetoric of church people. His love is portrayed by the unconditional, far reaching effect brought on by a God that loves you and I totally and completely. We will never understand what that love is like unless you are able to fall plat on your face and still know that, “I am the righteousness of God recreated by the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross with no limits. There is no condemnation or manipulation involved in this scenario, Gods love is incredible perfect, cleaned by the everlasting power of His blood, that more than satisfied the the debt for the sins of all mankind.
We need to stop talking about the devil and what he can do, because we all know that the words spoken by Jesus when He said, “It is finished” forever defeated the devil and out flesh. They are dead, regardless of what or how we think about it, it is finished! We are free from the law of sin and death, totally free. Ok, pastors don’t tell me that someone has to hold people responsible for their actions, because if God see each of us a righteous and free, don’t you think you place might be to see that same thing as God, Really! Nothing, Nothing, Nothing can separate us from God and his total forgiveness. Nothing!
If that is the way that God sees me then I have to believe that he has entrusted me with all of the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead. He finds us worth a lot more than we think! When he talked to Peter after the denial, He was not condemning, He had just finished the process for that denial a few days earlier! What an incredible thought, praise you Father for the love that you show to me every second of every day!
I suggest that we walk each day knowing that we are blessed and have the favor of God on our lives, total blessing and love. He does say His yoke is easy and burden is light. I hear those that say I have to bear my cross everyday, why, He did that a long time ago, you are no more religious for having trials than the person that completely trust God and exist in Him… Head up, walk ahead knowing that He is going ahead of you preparing the way! Cool
Reading this is something that has become more real to me everyday… If I had to follow a ton of regulations and laws to get there, I would be the last one in the throng of people trying to attain! I has been a while since I last posted, a lot has happened, but one thing I know is that God is totally in love with me! I wish that words could express the love that I feel from Him all the time. When I say love, I mean unconditional, everlasting, precious, intimate love that He wants to show me everyday.
It is always said that we know that we trust God with our very being when things get tough, on the contrary, when things are bad we do not have a choice, we run to Him. When you step out and do something that you might consider a sin, do you trust His unconditional love at that point, or do you take the traditional christian approach and beat yourself up with condemning thoughts and accusations. Of course we know that the accuser is the devil himself and no one else, aided by your flesh to bring you into condemnation. Romans 8:1 “There is now no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus” I believe, I mean it looks like it to me, that the word no there means no, really! That is the victory that overcomes everything, the freedom in Christ Jesus. What a thrilling and blessed thought that His unconditional love is genuine and works in all of us… We do not sit in condemnation or fear, we sit at the right hand of the Father with Jesus in power, strength, whole and righteous. I John 4:17 says that as He is, so are we in this world. Just look at how He is, full of glory, righteous and full of power, raised from the dead and endowed with everything His Father has. SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD! Enough of this religious faking it until it gets real! It is real!
He wants to have an intimate relationship with you more than anyone else in the world, and He paid the ultimate price to get it! Accept that, live in it, walk in it, and show the world what a God we have!!!
Why do we get so wrapped up in our life and forget to stop and feel the hurting and pain that is around us. Where is the grace in all of that. We are supposed to have the kind of life that changes the world, however we will not if we do not have compassion for people. The grace that has been extended to me has been without merit, unattainable and yet perfect and complete. Do I deserve to be extended this grace, no, I cannot even start to say that I remotely deserve His grace. But He freely gives it without reservation, without hesitation, without restrictions, with a love that is unfathomable and limitless. Now for the hard part, He expects us to extend the same kind of love to every man, even those that harm us the most or have hurt us the worst. What would this world be like if we loved and cared with a love that was truly unconditional? Is that not what we are supposed to do? I want to extend the same grace and compassion that has been extended to me, unconditional and amazing. If you decide to do the same I think we could change the world in a few short weeks!
Besides this is where the adventure of walking in grace leads you! The more I know how much He loves me the more amazed I am!
- Amazing Brennan Manning Quote (everywheregospel.wordpress.com)