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I Am His

“I am full of faults, flaws, and weaknesses, and have committed all sorts of crimes against his King. Touched with a sensible regret I confess all my wickedness to Him. I ask His forgiveness. I abandon myself in His hands that He may do what he pleases with me.

My King is full of mercy and goodness. Far from chastising me, He embraces me with love. he makes me eat at His table. He serves me with His own hands and gives me the key to His treasures. He converses and delights Himself with me incessantly, in a thousand and a thousand ways. And He treats me in all respects as His favorite. ” -Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

I read this and fell in total awe of God. He is SO GOOD.

Why is God able to treat us this way? Because it’s true- we are, without Him, a horrible disgusting people. I know I am. But the GOOD NEWS of the real gospel is that Jesus paid the price for this. We are destined to disgustingness. But instead of us paying for that disgustingness, having to live the consequences of it, Jesus did. He bought us with His blood. And He didn’t stop there. When we receive Jesus – let Him fully in- He gives us an entirely new nature. We’re not disgusting people anymore. We’re full of the goodness of God. So when He looks at us, He doesn’t see all the issues that we see. He sees us as beautiful. He WASHED us with His blood and we’re NEW. He knows we have stuff to work through, but He sees the big picture, the end result. I am His. I want to see what He sees.

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