I am not ‘good enough’.
If you haven’t figured this out yet, I’m sorry to be the first one to tell you that you’re not ‘good enough’.
On our own, we will never be ‘good enough’. No amount of giving love, time or money can make us good enough. Thank you, Father God, for your saving grace offered to all of us through the sacrifice and resurrection of your son, Jesus. Because accepting salvation through Jesus makes me ‘good enough’. I can’t do it by myself.
And it’s out of my love for and gratitude to God that I strive to ‘run the race’ of faith in a way that honors him. Sometimes I’m able to run the race well and sometimes I fail. That’s why I’m so glad that God loves me in spite of what I do, not because of what I do. I can’t earn my salvation and that’s a relief because I will never be good enough on my own.
Every year, as I read through the Bible, I am reminded of God’s unconditional love for me as his child as I read the account of Jesus’ baptism. Jesus hadn’t started his ministry yet at this point. He hadn’t done any miracles or told any parables yet.
And God said, “This is my son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
God was pleased with Jesus before he started his ministry.
God has told me that I am his child, the daughter of a king. This means he loves me and is pleased with me in spite of what is in my head sometimes and in spite of what comes out of my mouth other times. He loves me even when I don’t listen and just do what I want to do. He loves me when I’m tired and crabby and no fun to be around.
I am so grateful for God’s grace……..because I could never be ‘good enough’ on my own.
Love you, Abba Father.