Seriously, you may get tired of hearing from my Jesus Calling, but today, well, it must be shared. that’s just all there is to it. Do you need a word on this holy week? God. loves. you.
“I love you regardless of how well you are performing. (you may just need to stop and ponder that for a minute or two…I sure did) Sometimes you feel uneasy, wondering if you are doing enough to be worthy of My Love. No matter how exemplary your behavior, the answer to that question will always be no. Your performance and My Love are totally different issues, which you need to sort out. I love you with an everlasting Love that flows out from eternity without limits or conditions. I have clothed you in My robe of righteousness, and this is an eternal transaction: Nothing and no one can reverse it. Therefore, your accomplishment as a Christian has no bearing on My Love for you. Even your ability to assess how well you are doing on a given day is flawed. Your limited human perspective and the condition of your body, with its mercurial variations, distort your evaluations.
Bring your performance anxiety to Me, and receive in its place My unfailing Love. Try to stay conscious of My loving Presence with you in all that you do, and I will direct your steps.”
Jeremiah 31:3, New Living Translation “Long ago the Lord said to Israel: ‘I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.'”
Isaiah 61:10 NIV “I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”
Psalm 31:16 ESV “Make your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love!”
Psalm 107:8 the message “So thank God for his marvelous love, for his miracle mercy to the children he loves”
Enjoy your day. You are loved. much.