It is very comfortable to think of God in terms that make me look good But as soon as they terms make us All equal dispite our position, power, laws or any other “god of MORE” that we follow – pain will ensue.
If we us the pain productively we will grow to accept Grace, if not our wall will get thicker, our pride stronger and our love for others will decrease as judgment will increase.
“At this the Jews there began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?” – John 6:41-42
When you start to crawl out of your “god box” don’t be surprised by the voices of those still in there. They will doubt, question and ridicule you. They will remind you of your past, condemn you of your present and curse your future.
So how do you Know you are heading the “right” direction?
“God Is Love” – when you are moving toward God you are moving toward Love!
I know it’s not easy, I still have family members who don’t really treat me the same way as they did 30 years ago when my pew bound misery was growing more apparent daily. But remember this – it’s your Faith that makes you Holy, Righteous, Redeemed, Reconciled, Justified and wHOLeY complete in His Amazing Grace and eternal, Unconditional and Perfect Love – so run the race with Him, for Him and through Him and let Him deal with the loveless wall!
Breath in and say:
“I am Loved”
Breathe out and say:
“Just as I am”