So its almost 11 at night and my Holy Spirit is just talking away.
I had left to go to church earlier on in the evening and I came home to my daily devotional scattered all around the floor ripped into tiny little pieces.
MAN, I loved this devotional so much! I used it daily and it’s a big part of my everyday routine.
I looked over at my little black dog on the couch who looked guilty as ever and I asked her if she did it. She looked away and I could feel the shame in her little heart and soul. It broke my heart.
I went over to her and just loved on her. I kissed her little face over and over again and told her I loved her even though she ripped my favorite book apart.
Then it got me thinking. A light bulb went off in my head.
This is exactly how God feels about us. No matter what we do He will always lean down and love on us when we feel guilt over something we did.
The way God feels about us is way more important than any sin we will ever commit. He will run after you even when you feel you don’t deserve His love and grace. Which is all the time in my case!
Of course God never wants us to commit sins, but He is slow to anger and very quick to forgive.
What Jesus did for us on the cross speaks louder than any mistake we will ever make in this life.
You guys, this should be freeing in so many ways.
GOD LOVES YOU NO MATTER WHAT.
Just like if you have an animal or even a child, you will one way or another have something broken or ripped up because of them.
Remember that we are sinners and we will never be able to earn God’s love and grace by our works.
Which means nothing in this world can live up to perfection. We NEED God’s love and forgiveness.
Let’s be more like God when it comes to getting mad or upset over something that just isn’t worth it.
“The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever. He does not punish us for all our sins; as does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.” -Psalm 103:8-10; NLT