Linking up with Lisa Jo again this week to participate in Five Minute Friday. I love this because it is just a commitment of five minutes of unedited writing….we can all do that can’t we?? So if you haven’t started this series yet…today’s the day!
Today’s word is CHERISHED – ready, set go –
I forget so often that I am a cherished daughter of the King.
I tend to focus on all of my shortcomings….the impatience I showed to my sweet children, the harsh words/tone I used towards my husband.
So many failures in a day’s time.
But that can’t be my focus. Sure, I am broken….but isn’t that the very reason that God sent His only Son for me…for you?
Because I am broken, sin-filled….yet in spite of me, He cherished me, and so much that He gave the ultimate sacrifice for me.
Humbling isn’t it? But such a gift to be loved like this.
While I am sure that I will continue to make mistakes, continue to act in a way unbecoming of this gift – it is comforting to know that I can return to the foot of the cross and find forgiveness.
I don’t know where you find yourself this morning. Maybe you feel that the weight of your past is just too much to be forgiven.
Maybe you have given up all hope that God could forgive “someone like you”.
Please hear me friends on this. I have been there. My list of disappointments and failures is long….and for a long time I believed it was those things that were keeping me from God’s love.
But that was so far from the truth. It was my own shame and pride that kept God at arms length from me. He was always there…I just wasn’t always ready to receive His love.
Accept His covering this morning.
Find yourself at the foot of the cross He prepared for you and be free of any failures, and shame….
Know that where you are – right at this moment – you are cherished.