The Lord caused me to think today with laundry on my counter tops, open bags of food in my kitchen, used tablecloths thrown wherever, and dirty dishes filling my sink how well He loves me in my imperfection.
What if I had to have it all together to get Him to notice me??? Or my life had to be perfect to have a relationship with him?? What a lie! How often though do women especially believe that they can't show God (or anyone) their junky-mess because it seems like everyone else has it together? Well thank the baby Jesus, God does not operate that way at all. Actually the opposite.
Some encouragement I'm leaning on includes these two verses...
We have all become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment.
Isaiah 64:6 (A)
My BEST moments/productions are considered as FILTHY RAGS (KJV) to God. That just makes me love the Lord more. He says I dig YOU and not what you produce, not what you can accomplish. He has the perfect thing covered. It seems what He really values (after His own glory) is just simply us; no homemade cookies or perfect attitudes required.
So if you're having a messy week, or month, or LIFE, take heart that you are not the only one. We're messy people and the Lord says it's all good. Just come to Him. It takes a HOLY God to love us where we are at and be willing to send a sweet guy by the name of Jesus to fill in where will always lack.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:18
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