Redeemed by love, living in grace
God’s love for you is infinite. It’s agape.
Have you ever had one of those moments in your life where you just feel so overwhelmed by the goodness of your Saviour?
I want you to close your eyes, think of a dark place. You are surrounded by the looming presence of shame, guilt and hurt. You are alone, your heart is broken, you are lost.
Then out of nowhere you see a glimmer of light, it shines so bright that you can’t help but run towards it. It radiates through your soul and warms your heart and without even realising it a beautiful transformation begins within you. You’ve never experienced this before but you’ve longed for this feeling your whole life. You feel peaceful, you feel alive and for the first time, you feel free.
This light is love, this light is Jesus. It says in 1 John 4:10 - This is real love—not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
Your God saw you; shattered, covered in sin and made a decision to send His son, His love, as a sacrifice for you to have a chance to be loved, regardless if you choose Him or not.
God takes delight in loving YOU. Let that sink in for a moment.
I have experienced God’s grace in the most beautiful and indescribable way. He has pulled me out of some of the heaviest heart moments and made something beautiful out of it. He longs to do the same for you. Instead of listening to what the world screams at you, listen to what God says about you, in a still, quiet whisper.
“My precious child, I am proud of you, I adore you, I want you and I delight in you. Come as you are”. He chooses YOU! Over and over again, He chooses you. He chooses you because of your heart. He chooses you because He loves and adores you. He chooses you because you are more than worthy to be accepted and respected by the King of the universe.
"By the grace of God, I am what I am.” (1 Corinthians 15:10, NIV)
Love has been gifted to you friend, embrace it wholeheartedly, rest in it and let God radically change your heart so that you can live a life full of his abounding love.
Song for today: You carried me by Will Reagan, United Pursuit.