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Why God loves you, and meets you where you are.

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God Loves Perfect

I’m going to be honest. I don’t always FEEL like spending time with God eventhough I KNOW it’s what I should do. And when I say should, I mean it’s necessary and beneficial for me and something I desire deep down for the love God has for us by the sacrifice Jesus made.

Today was one of those days.

Sometimes I’m able to build myself up to go spend time with Him but today I was disobedient. I was weak and tired so I caved. Instead I decided to watch some On Demand entertainment. Lately I’ve been really liking Marriage Bootcamp the Reality Stars Edition and as I’m watching I’m lead to pray for the hurts and struggles of those participating in the show. Then in the middle of praying, I was overcome with emotions aside from the ones I was already experiencing. With my heart going out the to the marriages participating in MB, I realized…even in my disobedience to God, He met me exactly where I was.

I’m sitting on the couch watching TV instead of sitting in my prayer corner reading my bible. Yet and still He is here. He is not only working through me, He started to reveal to me how much He loves me. Something that I have questioned before. How can He be so perfect, magnificent, and grand yet love someone as imperfect and disobedient as me?

Although I’m not a mother, I began to see the vision of my child. If had he been disobedient of let’s say cleaning his room or washing his hands and instead decided to watch cartoons would I meet him where he is? Would I help him, rugrat and all, and bring a wipe to clean his hands? Yes. Would I compromise at times and later clean his room with him? Yes. It wouldn’t be done out of weakness, but instead out of LOVE. So the same way, but farrrrrrrr more amazing and greater, God does for us. Needless to say, I was bawling.

In that moment I understood how God was able to love us without condition. It’s not even a choice for Him. He simply is that way. The I AM… HE IS. I pictured him sitting next to me on the couch with his hand on my shoulder, saying “It’s ok.” I didn’t choose to spend time with Him but He still blessed me and met me where I was.

LOVE in it’s truest essence.

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; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve. For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. (Psalm 103:8-11 NLT)

Have you ever felt because of your shortcomings, sin, past mistakes, or disobedience that God didn’t love you? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

God bless!

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P.S. – post originally created on 7.28.14 but sat in Drafts. 🙂

Cover photo artwork by Hillary Grantham.

7 Comments

  1. thenoveilst

    November 8, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Hmm, having grown up in a Christian environment and having to pass Bible as a subject before I could graduate, I used to have such an outlook about God. But when being later guided to the Vedas you will see on my home page, I realised something deeper about Who God is. Believe me, I still have my King James Bible, but it was insufficient. That deeper understanding has helped to see more clearly that the Supreme Personality of Godhead doesn't stop loving you ever; regardless.
    • SWANKYCYN

      November 8, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      That is interesting! Have you tried other translations? The KJB can be a bit overwhelming for some. Some of my favorites are the Amplified, New International Version, and the Good News Translation. But I have to say that the King James Bible is not insufficient. In fact, Jesus Christ is the only way that isn't flawed. The only way that takes the pressure off of fixing oneself, something often attempted by focusing on good deeds and good thoughts. We are human, we are imperfect, and we cannot do life alone. We especially cannot receive eternal life on the basis that we think positive thoughts and make sure everything we do has right intentions. Karma is not an all encompassing love. It still follows the rule that when you mess up...grace is non existent. Christ provides us grace. Hence, why I wrote this post. I made a decision to not spend time with God, but He met me where I was. Because of Christ, that is always possible. Thank you for stopping by and God bless! :) God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left. (Lamentations 3:22 MSG) It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. (Lamentations 3:22 AMP)
      • thenoveilst

        November 8, 2014 at 8:35 pm

        Yes, I know all the quotes of the Bible and have read other versions many years ago, but what I received from the Vedas is unequalled to anything I've ever come across. Because of that extra insight, I am now rooted and grounded. Blessings to you and all the best :)
  2. Elisha

    November 8, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Love this!
    • SWANKYCYN

      November 8, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Elisha! Thanks for stopping by. God bless! :)
  3. joyfullyinfertile

    November 9, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    This is so beautiful and something God has been revealing to me the last week in various ways!
    • SWANKYCYN

      November 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      It's the best isn't it? Always nice to have those experiences with Him as reminders. :)
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