Just food for thought. Do you understand the magnitude of the love God has towards you? We as humans tend to pass judgments on people without really getting to know the person. We assume things about them before we have a conversation with them. We all have issues and flaws, but we also have positive aspects. Humans tend to look past the good and focus on the bad. Why do we always go straight to seeing the worst in people or a situation? Why is that such a big habit? It is amazing that when God looks at us, He sees a perfectly made creation. He does not emphasize what you did last year. He does not care about the stutter in your speech or how skinny you may be.
God could care less about the length of your hair, what type of clothes you wear, if you live in a gigantic house on the hill, or if you live in a housing development. When God looks at you, He sees perfection and a vessel he wants to use. The question is will you let him? Allow God into every part of your life. Allow him to come in and restore the peace and joy you have been missing. This is what He wants to do. God loves us so much that He sent his son Jesus to die on the cross so that He could be close to you. He did not want any barriers between you and Him. There are so many things that God wants to do in and through you if only given a chance. There is no pre-work on your part. He wants your yes. You don’t have to go and try to fix yourself up; He wants you just the way you are. He wants you and all your shortcomings and faults because He wants to do the mending and fixing. You can’t do what only God can do. We tend to mess things up when we try to do the work because we try to do what we think is best. God’s way of fixing things differs from how we would do something. But He has a perfect track record; we don’t!
In John Chapter 4, Jesus met a Samaritan woman at the well. He already knew everything about her. He already knew her past with men and the current man she was with who belonged to someone else. He didn’t talk down to her. He did not belittle her. He did not cause shame to come upon her. He did just the opposite. He offered her living water. He offered her forgiveness. He offered her a way out. He offered her a new life. He offered her a new beginning. That is what he wants to provide you with today: a way out and a new beginning. When we allow God into our hearts, let him into every compartment. Psalms 139:1-4 says, “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue, you, Lord, know it completely.” God already knows what is there, so why not let him fix it? Why not let Him heal it? Why not let Him restore and bring comfort? God is an amazing God, and He thinks that you are pretty amazing too!
Thank you for presence that surrounds us daily. You are a sovereign God, and no one can compare to you. We ask you to help us as we open our hearts to you. Jesus, we invite you into our hearts to take control. We believe that you died for our sins, and you rose with all power in your hands. We believe that you are seated in heaven with God. We ask that you work on us. We lift our hands as a sign of surrender and ask you to do the work in us. Restore the joy and peace that we are missing. Help us to see ourselves as you see us. Help us to forgive ourselves and to not dwell on past mistakes. We move forward in you and pray for your guidance and direction. We thank you for our new beginning in you! In Jesus name Amen!!