I have started re-reading this book and i give you quote below, one of many i hope. Krista, Elvira and myself are going to attempt to read this together every available Wen Night. It’s a great book and it’s hard not to like it!
I don’t know how you are, but i forget to remind myself that God loves me! He does! even on my worst days, He does! and does so because of Jesus and because He is GOD! I forget that i don;t have to, and really, can’t impress Him! He knows me! and He still loves me! i forget that it’s not about my performance!
I hope you enjoy the quote!
Because He loves me!
How Christ transforms our daily life
By Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
“It’s essential for us to think about God’s love today because it is only his love that can grant us the joy that will strengthen our hearts, the courage that will embolden us in our fight against sin, and the assurance that will enable us to open up our lives to him so that he might deal powerfully with our unbelief and idolatry. If we are not completely convinced that his love is ours right now- fully and unalterably ours- we will always hide in the shadows, focusing on our performance, fearing his wreath. Prayer will be hard because we won’t want to approach him or be transparent before him. Witnessing will be a chore, for who would want to talk to others about a god who is demanding , angry or cold? If we don’t consciously live in the light of his love, the gospel will be secondary, virtually meaningless, and Jesus Christ will fade into insignificance. Our faith will become all about us, our performance, and how we thing we’re doing, and our transformation will be hindered.”