And then there was this tweet from Secret Church the other day, “God’s pleasure in you is not based upon your performance for Him. God’s pleasure in you is based upon Christ’s performance for you.”
I think He is trying to get my attention. Trying to take these truths, from my head to my heart…
1. I am approved and enough because of Christ (and what He did and who He is).
See 1 Thessalonians 2:4
2. I can’t earn His love (it is a an undeserved gift).
See Ephesians 2:8
3. My worth and value are not in what I do, but in who I am (the object of His affections).
See Ephesians 1
Do you run? Or hide? Or turn your back on Him?
The One who loves and woos. The One who relentlessly pursues, but also lets you choose.
Do you run to Him? Do you hide secure, in the shadow of His wings? Do you turn back to Him?
The One who gave all, and is all, so you can be new- so you can be His.
Let’s lay down our gripping fears, our frantic grasping and our frequent failures.
Let’s pick up His Truth, His tender affections and His boundless grace.
Let’s walk today, with fresh hope, as His presence gives us rest, security and strength
to face the day.
In Christ we have, “strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow...”