February 15, 2010

Not Undone

One of the most wonderful things about Our God is that He allows mistakes. He doesn’t get undone by our foolishness. He doesn’t get undone by our melt-downs. He doesn’t get undone by the things that undo us—even by the fact that we can be undone. But in all those things He promised to never leave us and never forsake us.

So here we are melting down and God is standing right there. And here we are telling God what we think we know, but what He knows far better than us. Yet, God is not offended nor is He moved to cause us to be canceled out by those things. Instead, God extends mercy, He extends grace, He extends even His Hand to pull us up and remind us that He still loves us. The problem then is when we allow our own guilt to hinder us from the FULL benefit of a loving God. So we run and hide from him—or at least we try.

In this season, we really need to begin to know the character of God and the ways of God and to benefit from them, instead of running from them. Let God’s grace and forgiveness be a permanent feature in our lives from our standpoint—not just from His. This is so that we get the FULL benefit of being forgiven, really letting it work in our everyday lives, pointing us in the direction that He wants us to go—instead of something that we only shout and run around the church about.

God really does love us, and that’s a very serious conclusion. He REALLY loves us. It is a love that we cannot explain; a love that shows up in SO many different ways; a love that is extravagant; a love that is exemplary; and a love with which we can love others.

“For the Father Himself [tenderly] loves you because you have loved Me and have believed that I came out from the Father.” John 16:27 (Amplified)