I have been considering the possibilities of God’s deep, unconditional and abiding love. For many years I saw His love as something reserved for those “getting it right.”
I tried to get it right.
I tried to fix myself.
Yet the more I tried the more I realized that it was beyond me.
I was incapable.
So I tried filling the hole inside of me with every earthly possibility.
I ended up empty and broken.
It was then that He revealed the truth of His love for ME.
All of my self-effort came to naught.
All of my attempts to get it right on my own only proved my utter dependency upon His grace.
It was then I understood!
The fixing was not up to me to accomplish.
For if I could fix myself ,why did Jesus die on the cross?
If I needed to get it right to receive God’s love, then I never would.
It was He who bridged the gap.
It was He who set things right.
It was He who reached out to me first.
The only thing up to me was whether or not to respond to His love.
This wrecked my heart and changed me from the inside out.
For it was then that the truth became apparent.
It was then I realized that His love isn’t just a possibility.
It is a REALITY!
Have you received the love of God?
Have you forsaken all else for an intimate relationship with Him?
You cannot fix yourself.
You have no ground of your own to stand on in His presence.
Bow your knee before Him on this day and find…..
He is everything you ever desired and yet dared not believe was possible.
His love and His grace flow freely to you….. at the foot of the Cross.
~ Mitch Salmon