God is so faithful and good!
I don’t know why I’ve been answering “I’m okay,” when people ask me how I’m doing. I’m more than okay! I don’t know why I thought whining would be a good way to keep a conversation going. What is there to complain about? Certainly nothing that gives me the right to. When my flesh wants to wallow in its own pity, suck it up. Get over it. Everything is bigger than you. You’re tiny. Yet you have a GREAT God who still loves you so personally and intimately.
Every morning I wake up, God’s grace and mercy slap me in the face. Hard. I’m still here! I’m glad I didn’t die today and that God didn’t send Christine of September 29, 2011 to an eternal anywhere. His grace is truly more than enough.
Daily taking up the cross.
Be joyful always.
This relationship isn’t some event. I don’t dress myself up, put on some perfume, do my hair and meet God for our date. Nope. He sees me with stanky breath, messy hair, swollen and tired eyes, farting, all the ugly of my soul and changes me. That’s so beautiful of God. He doesn’t send the Spirit to convict my sinful heart to leave me in condemnation, nono! Christ set me FREEEEEEE, and I am redeemed! Did I do anything?
I go to church, I read my Bible, I pray, I sing praise songs to God-but did I do anything? Nope! HE is the one who redeemed, HE is the one who restored, HE is the one that saves me everyday. It’s all HIM!
Now what choice does one have when filled with the love of God but to love Him back?