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