YOU ARE PERFECT AND LOVABLE – EVEN TO A PERFECT GOD

I have good news!

You were never meant to be perfect!

You are perfect justice way you are!

That is not to say we can live how we want and please God.

The bible is clear.

We can only please God if we have faith.

But here’s where His love comes in!

Think about a newborn baby.

When it shows up we are enamored. We can’t help but adore the perfectly sweet and cute and delightful “Mini-Me.”

It’s the same way with God. He made you. So He loves YOU!

And He only makes perfect stuff.

Here’s where our idea of perfect needs to change.

We are perfect because God wanted us to have flaws and still find love.

He could only prove He is love through giving His love to the seemingly unloveable.

We are PERFECT for His plan of revealing His true nature as a LOVING FATHER.

We were created to fall.

We were created to cry out.

And we were created to find God like no other creature in history.

The Angels who fell with satan didn’t have the chance of redemption.

But they are part of God’s perfect plan of redemption.

They tempt us to sin and try to cause us to fall away from God.

But He still reaches out with grace to love us anyway when we put our faith in Him as our sole source of salvation.

You can only experience true love through forgiveness.

Because if someone only loves you because of what you do for them – they’ll soon learn you make mistakes to and they’ll be gone.

Thank God He’s not like that!

He calls you flawless in scripture. He sees Himself as your spouse.

He’s dedicated to loving you perfectly.

And how else could He express that perfect love except when you make mistakes?

Be encouraged brother and sister.

You are loved.

And you are adored by the God of perfection.

He’s never made a mistake – especially when He made YOU.

God bless you.

FM

BEHOLD!

JOHN 19:5 KJV
“Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!”

Pontius Pilate does a remarkable job of showing us our tendencies.

Jesus was 100% God and 100% man.

He was clear when he said “I and my father are one.” (John 10:30)

“If you have seen me, you have seen the father.” (John 14:9)

What do you see?

Do you see Jesus as a good man?

A prophet?

A teacher?

Or do you see him as “God with us?” (Isaiah 7:14)

Pilate says, “Behold the man!” in John 19:5.

And that was his problem. That was Israel’s problem.

That’s our problem if we don’t allow ourselves to see Christ as a gift from God for our salvation.

And also God with us.

Allow Jesus into your heart ad God.

See the cross as more than a good deed.

See the cross as God taking YOUR sin punishment upon himself. Each of us put God on the cross. We didn’t know God and we sinned.

But He loves is so much He sent His only son from heaven to die for us.

It is by his suffering we ar healed. (Isaiah 53)

Pray this prayer with me:

“Lord you are my friend you’re my God. Thank you for Jesus Christ. Lord, I ask that you come into my heart, invade my life and overwhelm me. Help me to understand truly who you are. And help me to give you my life all of it! In the name of Jesus, Amen.”

RECIPE FOR A MIRACLE!

Matthew 14:28-31

28 “And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”

 

Oh how Peter is so much like us!

Here he is in the midst of the presence of God and he struggled with the thought of doing the impossible.

Are you praying for a miracle?

Are you hoping for salvation for anyone, even yourself?

Can you see yourself performing the miracles of Jesus to bring people into his bosom by faith in the miracle?

Does it ever bother you that you’ve never performed a miracle?

Well, here’s some good news.  You are a miracle worker!

You can cast out demons. You can receive a prophetic word from God and present it to someone at the perfect time.

You can heal the sick.

You can overcome any obstacle the enemy puts in your path.

And here is the recipe!

First, let me say that Jesus told the disciples something extremely important: DO NOT BE AFRAID (Matthew 14:27)

Don’t fear the impossible. It’s God doing all the work anyway.

All he needs is our RISK.

Peter heard the voice of the Lord standing on the water in the midst of a storm.

He believed Jesus was who he said he was.

Peter received the word of the Lord to NOT BE AFRAID and that emboldened him to “step out” of his “reality” and into God’s reality, where nothing is impossible.

And here’s what Peter did that we all can do:

  • He asked Jesus if it was his will (“bid me come unto thee on the water” vs. 28)
  • Upon hearing God’s “YES,” Peter “stepped out on faith.” (vs. 29)

It’s that simple!

He asked for confirmation.

To paraphrase, Peter basically said, “Jesus I feel in my heart that I can walk on that water too. Can I come out there?”

When Jesus said “Come” Peter didn’t hesitate.

Often, we’ll hear the Holy Spirit tell us to do something. Here are a few examples:

  • Tell someone about Jesus
  • Give your testimony
  • Ask someone a specific, perhaps personal question
  • Release a prophetic word
  • Give someone a scripture
  • Send someone an email
  • Call to check on someone
  • Ask someone if they know Jesus
  • Give someone a gift
  • Give our life to Christ with true surrender

Many times we’ll feel uncomfortable doing these things spontaneously. We might feel they’re weird or we don’t have “that kind of relationship” with the person.

But God does!

We can’t be afraid. Hear the Holy Spirit.

DO NOT BE AFRAID.

Notice what happened when Peter got scared in Matthew 14:30!

He began to sink.

We have to trust God. If He’s telling us to do something in our heart of hearts, it’s best that we “JUST DO IT.”

The most encouraging part about Peter’s bout with fear is what Jesus did next:

 

Matthew 14:31
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him…

 

We can rest assured that Jesus won’t let us get hurt.

He’s our shepherd, our protector. Remember, God has all the angels, countless in number, at his disposal.

They are his ministers. And they are on YOUR side!

So step out on faith.

Do the miracle.

It’s the shortest recipe I’ve ever seen!

God bless you.

HE MAKES EVERYTHING GLORIOUS!

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