“The difference between religion and the true gospel is that religion is man’s attempt to get to God and the gospel is that God came to man to offer reconciliation.” ~ Isaac Deitz
I cannot say enough how grateful I am that God’s love for me is not based on anything I have or haven’t done. I would be forever lost, with all the mistakes, huge & small, that I have made – things I have done to myself & others in ignorance, not realizing their full & far-reaching impact. Things I still do.
When we finally see & understand it, the truth really does set us free. Free to receive God’s forgiveness & Great Love, Grace & Mercy ~ free to forgive ourselves & others & free to see that we are not defined by our past any longer.
I was bought with the highest price so how could I not receive everything He gave me with a glad & joyful heart? Well I must be candid because quite frankly for many years (as a Christian) I didn’t. I still believed part of it all somehow relied on me. How foolish & bound I was.
And truthfully now, I don’t walk in all that is offered to me every single day. I know it’s because I am still shackled by some of my humanity that kicks & screams to remain independent.
I accept & believe that I am reconciled & I am loved. And when I find myself in a ditch (again), He always shows me the way back home.
He is so good to us, in spite of us.
Much love & sweet reconciliation y’all,
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