In stead of God keeping watch over shoulder for us to do wrong, or not to measure up, suppose God is standing near to cheer each of us on as we do the best we can in living as disciples of Christ.
Jesus cares so much about you that he comes looking for you, regardless of what you’re going through or how much you’ve messed up. To find you. To embrace you. To heal you. To make your life whole. And here’s the most amazing part of all. You don’t need to earn Jesus’ love or be good enough for it or even be ready for it. It just is. And all you have to do is give yourself to it.
The job description of a member of God’s kingdom is given us in the hymn, “Lord, speak to me that I may speak” by Frances R. Havergal. I invite you to pray it with me daily that the “kingdom seed” in us will grow to all its fullness in us through the Holy Spirit’s power.
Truth alone is strong; Though the cause of evil prosper...; God is the ruler yet.
Jesus said the greatest commandment was to love God with all our hearts, mind and strength—but, second, we are to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
Ask God to become real to you, and be willing to let yourself be changed by Him. (1 John 3:16-18)
"Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue. God's voice in response to mine is its most essential part." -Andrew Murray
Even though God is present everywhere and nothing happens without His awareness, He doesn’t cause the bad things to happen.