We can be the recipients of amazing love and yet choose not to receive it.
We can be shown unending grace and yet choose to deny it.
We can be the benefactors of abundant joy and yet choose not to accept it.
We can be given a brand new identity and yet choose not to live out of it.
The blessing is not found so much in what is given as it is in what we choose to receive. Jesus’ love comes without conditions.
His grace can never be earned through anything we do. His joy can be found in no other place.
Our identities are a gift from God and cannot be recreated through the ways we attempt to define self.
Will we continue asking for what we have already been given and yet unwilling to receive?
~ Mitch Salmon