The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more. Romans 5:20
I’ve never had anyone chase after me like Jesus Christ. Who would imagine that the Lord of Hosts would treat me like a son?
I would judge, quite easily. Yet, he doesn’t judge me when I repent my sins. I would fall into most traps and whatsmore, blame it all on God. Yet time and again, when I have nothing left, there he is with a rope to pull me out.
I imagine that he saw my sins when he was sweating blood in the Garden of Gethsemane. I think that whenever I sin, I am casting that weight onto his crucified shoulders. There he is saying “It’s ok son, I’ll pay the price.” Who ever loved me like that?
Overcoming my disbelief in God’s radical love gave me the faith to continue when I would have judged myself out of existence.
Daily Battle Order:
Ask: “Is there anything stopping me from believing that there is a love wide enough to accept me - to claim me (me!!) as a son, a prince, a viceroy of the Kingdom of God?”