He sees you Trying So Desperately to Belong…
Yet the Lord says to you… I Love You Already.
Published by Deborah Negron – Child of God
Being associated with an organization for the sake of their prestige and their social status is a dangerous place to be. Spritually speaking, the closer we want to be to the world, the further we will be from God’s design.
The world’s norms and trends change continually. Today, what was proper and acceptable is considered old and out of the mainstream.
God never called us to be part of the flow. He never desired that we fit in to a mold made by man.
We were created in the image of the Almighty. We have been destined to be the reflection of the Creator.
Our design, our intricate details are not to be placed on some free for all post. Our talents and abilities are not to put on some showcase for someone’s entertainment. You were created with a divine purpose. God equipped you, designed you and made you who you are so you could stand out. You were uniquely and purposefully made by the God, who wants to have a relationship with you. He wants you to discover what his plan is for your life.
He tells you and me in His Word,
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
He says in he book of Psalms
“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!”
Psalms 139:13-14, 16-17
Do you know God designed you with a specific plan? He orders the steps of those who seek him.
He wants to give you a hope and a future you can be proud of. He wants you to thrive, in knowing that He will use your life for his glory. This will bring you joy and fulfillment.
Not only this, but He has also called you to be part of what is known as the Bride of Christ. That is, His Church. He gives us all a place in His family. Then together, we operate for his glory. We are to be unique and also collectively form the Bride of Christ.
A tainted Bride, one who has degraded herself to be like the world is not worthy of such an honor.
When we commit to Christ, we make a covenant. That is, an engagement, a pact, yes a contract.
The fragrance of the one whom we have commited to, should be evidenced in us.
We do not want to appear as those who have no hope.
We do not want to appear as those who go quietly and succomb to the peer pressures or the social media trends.
The government and its changing faces, does not determine who we are. The Hollywood faces and places do not depict to us what we ought to be.
We are Blood bought. We are redeemed. We have a high value because of Jesus and his sacrifice. He gave us the power to be called the children of God.
The world continues to push us in to some mold. When God calls us to be in him and bold. The world tells us what is cool and what the terms of being accepted are. Then they turn around and change the next season.
Christ said, come to me all that are heavy burdened and I will give you rest.
He said, he would in no way cast out those who came humbly with a broken spirit.
He says it this way in Psalm 51, this is from the Amplified version,
My [only] sacrifice [acceptable] to God is a broken spirit; A broken and contrite heart [broken with sorrow for sin, thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.
This means, when we come to God, we come as we are. We do not have to be perfect. He does not expect us to have to do A, B, and C to then accept us. He loves us. He will forgive us if we are truly sorry for our sin.
Jesus said, I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father by by me.
The Bible tells us, For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Jesus came not to condemn you but to bring you in. He came not to make you in to some mold, but to make a unique born again soul. One who is free to express God’s love to others.
God’s love for you does not require you to push or struggle or work to receive it.
He simply asks us to believe and receive him as Lord and Savior. He then gives us the power to do this; To live a solid Christian life that brings God honor and glory. He does this by giving us His Holy Spirit. This same Spirit of God that allows us to consider our sin and come to repentance.
He then walks with us on the daily. He gives us the ability to live for God and to value our position with God.
We are not beggars.
We are children of God. We are adopted Sons and Daughters. We then become the light of the world. We become the salt that preserves.
Listen, Jesus is the one who can condemn and give life. He is also the one who enables us to live above the foolish and ever changing norms. Society changes, Jesus is the same yesterday, today.
For the wages of sin is death…
Following the path of this world will lead to spiritual death. But seeking the Lord will give us all we need.
We will have the fruit of God’s Spirit.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”
We will be able to rest our weary souls from trying to fit in. We will not have to compete for God’s love. His love is eternal.
His forgiveness is sure in Jesus Christ. We will be complete in the Beloved. He is our God and Redeemer.
We are accepted in Him by the Father. We do not have to feel left out or forgotten. Jesus loves you.
We do not have to try or hope to be lucky, when you are loved.
The Lord tells you today, I have loved you for a long time…
The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
Jesus came to set you free from the world’s peer pressure. He loves you for you. You do not have to prove anything. You just have to live for him. You just have to receive Him and turn away from sin.
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