why do we think we need to earn the title “daughter” of God? .
why do we think we need to strive for God’s love? God’s acceptance? God’s favor? God’s best for us? Because we don’t know what He did for us. We have unbelief. .
Yeah, His love is NOT fathomable. It doesn’t make sense. So we need to stop trying to make sense of it and start walking in trust of what He says is true. Friend, the gospel is not just told to get us saved. The gospel is to be lived out daily. Denying ourselves daily. Saying, “Jesus, I cant do this. I’m not good enough. But you are. What you have done on the cross for me is enough. You have justified me through grace.” .
Ephesians 1:4-5, “even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.” // He chose you before you could choose Him. He chose you with full knowledge of what you would do, how sinful you would be, and how many times you would be disobedient. Yet, He chose you. He doesn’t hold you to a standard of perfection, He calls you into sonship and daughter- ship (lol is that a word i don’t think so) .
So quit that striving, friend. Quit it. Jesus has ALREADY forgiven you, loved you, and wants to bring glory to His name through you! There’s no striving in perfect love. There’s no fear in perfect love. Because His love for you IS NOT dependent on what you can do for Him. His love is dependent on His goodness & His graciousness. Both of which, we cannot control or run away from. He is just THAT GOOD. 💛 .
tag a sister to remind them of how loved they are by our sweet Father. 💛