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Better Than We Deserve!

I have a beautiful purse that someone gave me as a gift. I really LOVE this purse!!! When I got it, I was SO excited that I, literally, jumped up and down!

But, I would probably NEVER have saved up and bought it for myself. It’s really too nice. I feel like I don’t deserve it.

That’s the way I feel about God’s love, a lot of the time. I wonder if I could ever deserve it. It’s just TOO GOOD for me.

The truth of the matter is, God loves us because HE’S good, not because we’re good. And certainly, not because we’ve earned it or could ever DESERVE it!

God just LOVES US…unconditionally!

The great thing is, we’re God’s children and we can’t do anything to make Him love us MORE or LESS!

We can’t PRAY enough.
We can’t STUDY our Bible enough.
We can’t SERVE at the church enough.

In fact, we can’t achieve Jesus. We just get to RECEIVE Jesus! God’s love is a FREE GIFT!

I often talk to people that haven’t accepted Christ because they think they’re not living right… YET.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 (NIV)

 

We don’t have to clean up our lives BEFORE we come to Christ. We come to Christ, first, and allow HIM to clean us up!

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Has God ever done something so AMAZING for you that you felt like you didn’t deserve it? (Show me a raised hand.)

8 Responses

  1. I often think God is testing me… I have asked, begged cried for God to help me get my alimony that I never received since 2013… 6 yrs now! In my head I play around with (I’ve been faithful, prayerful God honoring) and yet No answered prayers! But He is still good, I’m not starving, I live in a comfortable home, I have a good job! So He is providing (Not like I want)… but He is still a Fathering Love, that I’m glad I deserve! Thank you Jesus

  2. Soph

    For years I felt that way…It affected my life a lot of times. I have to be constantly reminding my self of God’s love for me. It is particularly hard at times when I let my thoughts go down the path that I was adopted and never felt worthy of anything…and was reminded many times . However over the years through the studying of God’s word, who I am in christ and what he has for me…that kind of thinking has affected the gifts and talent that God has given to me and stunned my growth when I allow it to or wallow in self pity. But thanks be to God my father he teaching me about his love and I declare that I am set free and victorious in Christ Jesus!

  3. Aphia

    God has and still is GOOD to me. He blessed me with a wonderful husband, 4 kids. Living in a party world, being abused mentally, physically, emotionally and verbal, I felt unloved, unwanted and insecure. But then I recieved the love of Jesus and accepted His call on my life. What an honor it is to SERVE him in spirit and in truth. To die unto self daily and to be obiediant unto His word and leading of His Holy Spirit, awesome, awesome, it really is awesome. I’m blessed beyond measure, more than I Deseeve, but I’m thankful.

  4. Patricia

    GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON. WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM WILL NOT PARISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.
    WOW THANK YOU GOD IN JESUS NAME
    NICOLE IN NEED TO COME TO YOUR CHURCH TO SHARE THE GOODNESS OF GOOD IN MY YEARS OF LIVING. YOU KNOW I THANK HIM BECAUSE WHEN HE BLESSES ME WHEN I’M NOT OBEDIENT. I’VE NEEDED OR WAS GOING THROUGH. HE WOULD ANSWER BUT INSTEAD OF LISTENING FROM MY HEART I WOULD LEAN ON MY OWN UNDERSTANDING AND MEE UP. I’VE COME A LONG WAY AND NOW I EXPLAIN AND TEACH MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN AND OTHER HOW NOT TO INCONVENIENCE THEMSELVES. IT’S GOOD NOT TO BE ASHAMED TO SHARE WHAT YOU’VE GONE THROUGH SO PRAYERFULLY THEY WON’T MAKE THE SAME ERRORS. I’M THANKFUL GOD LOOKS BEYOND OUR FAULTSUPER AND PROVIDE OUR NEED IN ALL THINGS. ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS READ HIS WORD. EVERYTHING DURING OUR DAILY LIVES EVERYTHING THE WAY WE WALK TALK PERSONALITY TAKING CARE OUR SELVES OUR HOME OUR FINANCES ECT EVERYTHING IS IN OUR BIBLE. THANK YOU LORD.
    GOD BLESS YOU YOUR HUSBAND YOUR CHILDREN AND CHURCH FAMILY. LOVE YA ALL

    AND I’M WORKING ON CHOOSING A BLOG SO I CAN SHARE. THANK YOU FOR DIRECT TEACHING

  5. Marinda Ferrell

    He healed me from stage 1V NHL 6-years in remission, 1971 sent home from hospital in ambulance to die. Doctor said “there is nothing else they can do for my staph infection from C-section and the list is longer than the space to write. God has showed me his love and I knew without a doubt I don’t deserve it not than and not now. All I do know the God we serve is an awesome God. He saved me and yet keeping his promises. I must keep my vow to serve him.

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