Mid-Week Motivation: Keep Love Alive

Accepting God’s love and grace for me has always been difficult for me.  I think it’s because I never believed I was good enough or worthy of that kind of love.  This mind set deprived me of the deepest level of intimacy with God for many, many years.  It was during a conversation with another sister in Christ that the light bulb went off and I realized that the mere fact that I thought that God’s love was based on conditions or requirements for me to “be good enough”’or “worthy enough” was in direct conflict with the entire cross experience.  The fact that Jesus gave his life for a sinful and wicked “people/world” is why we have a right to the kingdom God.  A right to experience the fullness of Jesus’ joy and love.  It was the cross experience that reconciled us to and with God.  We could never be that perfect or do enough to receive such a gift.  A gift that mends broken hearts, clears confused minds and protects at all times.  I learned to freely and honestly accept all of God’s love and it helped me to forgive and love myself so that I could freely and honestly love others.  Keep Love Alive by loving on YOU today!  (1 John 4:19) Blessings.

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