Why do we think we are deserving of God's love? Why do we live as though it is a burden to be a child of God rather than live in amazement that we were given such an awesome gift of His grace?
Wow... these are some tough questions... at least for me... b/c as I have shared before... I am selfish! I am prideful... I think I know what is best for me... when in fact I don't... I never will... I take the blessings I have for granted... I don't give enough credit to our God.... He is so much bigger than I am... and yet in my selfish skin I tend to try and make myself as big as He is. I tend to think I deserve anything He has to offer… what a slap in His face. Needless to say… I have started a very humbling journey.
I am been reading 2 amazing books… 1st is Crazy Love by Francis Chan. A-mazing book! If you have read this book I’m sure you agree….I bet you would also like reading Forgotten God by Francis Chan it is amazing as well… this guy has it figured out and he isn’t afraid of being real.
“The wildest part is that Jesus doesn’t have to love us. His being is utterly complete and perfect, apart from humanity. He doesn’t need me or you. Yet He wants us, chooses us, even considers us His inheritance.
The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time. He treasures us and anticipates our departure from this earth to be with Him—and we wonder, indifferently, how much we have to do for Him to get by.” (Crazy Love-Francis Chan)
Ouch… that really hit home with me. Sadly, I am guilty of living in such a way that I find myself looking for ways to ‘fit Him in’ because I’m obligated. Just checking Him off my list… what a sad way to live.
I have begun to see His true love… His Crazy Love! I think this should be a ‘Must Read’ on everyone’s book list.
I’m only in chapter 4, but the Lord has truly started a work on my heart. A transformation I never saw coming. I am excited… nervous… but I trust Him. I find myself truly wanting Him in a way I have never wanted Him before. If only every second of everyday was consumed with that desire for Him.