We may not always take the right steps, but walking through the dirt does not change the way God sees us – as pure as snow.
Unlike man, His love is not conditional.
There is nothing that can separate us from how much He loves us.
The devil wants us to forget this.
He doesn’t want you to know your identity.
He doesn’t want you to know that you are a co-heir with Christ, called to reign in this life with Him.
He doesn’t want you to know that you have the authority to move mountains.
He wants you feeling guilty.
Perhaps it’s a wrong turn, a bad decision or a consequence to previous choices.
Perhaps you’re in a pit of copy, paste and repeat where you keep making the same repetitive mistakes.
Or maybe you’re in a place where you just feel like you haven’t done enough, been enough or become enough for someone, or to someone.
It’s a lie sold to you by the most cunning of serpents.
I want to remind you who you belong to.
I want to remind you how much you are loved.
I want to remind you how much grace has been extended to you.
I want to remind you of the redemption you have when you call Jesus Christ your Lord and saviour.
I want to remind you that at the feet of Jesus your bad choices, your awkward decisions – they’re washed away. You’ll still have to walk out the consequences, but there is no condemnation for you from Him. You also don’t have to walk it out alone.
Following Jesus was one of the best decisions I made. It was easy at first, and then for a very long time it got hard. Life takes over, we get caught up in all the little things and we forget to build a relationship with Him. And then one day I realised I had believed many lies. I had been deceived.
I became hungry again and the desire to see dry bones awaken burned within me.
All I know now is Jesus.
You’ve had a hard day and feel like quitting? Jesus.
You’ve been beaten around and feel unworthy of love? Jesus.
Your caregiver told you you wouldn’t amount to much? Jesus.
Your marriage failed and the guilt won’t leave. Jesus
You fell back into drugs and can’t get out. Jesus.
You’ve slept with more people than you can count? Jesus.
His blood.
Your redemption.