Always with me

Grace means there is nothing we can do to make God love us more, and grace means there is nothing we can do to make God love us less” Philip Yancey states in What’s So Amazing About Grace. Nothing. Absolutely nothing that I do, say or think will make God love me any less. 

This aspect of salvation, grace and life with God continues to blow me away. When I feel like taking my cross out of my necklace, because I have blown it again and I don’t feel worthy to be associated with Jesus Christ, God is with me, loves me and accepts me. When I feel like I don’t need God, because I get respect and admiration and I trust my own abilities, God is with me, loves me and accepts me. Always. All the time. He never leaves me. I can’t understand why he doesn’t leave me when I fail him over and over again. I can’t understand how he can love me when my growth is so small and my desire to spend time with him so weak. But he does.

I have been struck by Psalm 139 where David ponders on God’s omnipresence. I have made my own version of this majestic Psalm.

“Father, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sin and when I honor you. You know all my thoughts, the good, the bad and the ugly. You know me, love me and accept me when I:

  • love or lust
  • give or steal
  • dream or despair
  • praise or curse
  • build up or tear down
  • am positive or cynical
  • give life or kill
  • trust or run away
  • laugh or cry
  • spend time with you or choose to ignore you
  • kind or brutal
  • compassionate or indifferent
  • joyful or sad   

…and “when I awake, I am still with you” (Psalm 139:18 )

I’ve done it again. I’ve given in to the very sin that breaks your heart. Now I return, fix my eyes on You, that’s not who I am. That’s not who I am in You. You say I’m Your child, chosen one and friend. You love me with a love I’ll never comprehend.  You call me Your masterpiece, Your poetry, Your holy place, in You complete. So Lord, I give to You, all I am in Holy Surrender.” /Aaron Keyes, “Holy Surrender”

God bless you all!


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