Loving Who I Am

17 May

The past month has been on the rougher side emotionally for me. Last Thursday morning, I was reminded why.

Ingratitude. Rejecting God’s grace to me.

Man. It’s a hard fight to live in truth. The slide back down into lies is easy and short.

But once again, God has reminded me of the truth.

And so far, I’m still living in the glorious freedom of truth:

I. AM. LOVED. BY. GOD. IN. CHRIST.

That truth, and that truth alone, is life-changing.

My flesh wants to add qualifiers and exceptions and clauses and caveats.

There are none.

My flesh wants to make it more complicated, more needing of explanation, more detailed.

It isn’t.

It’s so simple, and yet so difficult, to live there.

But this truth… this is worth fighting for. Worth spending my life ruminating on. Worth clinging to at the expense of other noble thoughts.

“The true Love Dare. To move into His presence and listen to His love unending and know the grace uncontainable. This is the vault of the miracles. The only thing that can change us, the world, is this — all His love.” (Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts)

Today, love who God created you to be  because He loves you.

2 Responses to “Loving Who I Am”

  1. pjgracecommunity May 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    I use to hate myself till God revealed the beauty of his grace , its the compelling force the reminds me its not that I love him but his love constrains me 1John 4:10, thank you for this opportunity to share.

  2. Lisa May 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    Thanks Kathy. You always have the best words when I need them. I think God speaks to me often through yourposts, and it’s a pretty cool thing indeed.

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