I am so thankful that even at my absolute worst, God saw someone worth saving…way before I ever knew Him! Even though I had no good thing to offer Him, He loved me enough to look past the bad in me and transform me with His goodness!
1 John 4:10 the bible tells us, “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (NASB) What an amazing God!
Often, because we are human, it’s natural to love people for what we can get from them or for what they can do for us.
God so loved the world that He GAVE, knowing there was nothing that we could do for Him.
This is the kind of love He wants us to share with others. 1 John 4:11 says, “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (NASB)
Jesus tells us to make sure to love those that don’t know how to love us back. You might ask, “What happens when we love somebody and get hurt?” It’s human nature to put boundaries on our hearts and say, “That’s the last time…see if I love them again!” …But with your new born again divine nature step out of the past where you have never stepped before…There’s no need to fear rejection of man when you realize you have been accepted by God!
As the children of God when offenses come we shouldn’t get rattled! This is because acceptance is something that no one can take away because they never gave it to us…God did!
You are loved and accepted by God and He equips you to share that love with others, looking past the dirt to pull out the gold.
Love you guys!