Jeremiah 1:5 (Amplified)
I hope you woke this morning feeling really great about yourself. Not feeling it? Let me be the first this morning to tell you that you are wonderful. And I’m not the only one who thinks you are super special. No matter how you may be feeling right now, no matter whose approval you didn’t get on this earth, Almighty God loves you and approves of you today which is why He sent his Son into the world. John 3:16 tells us, “God so loved the world (you) that he gave his only begotten son.”
You may be thinking, “I’ve made so many mistakes, how can God approve of me?” Understand that when God sees you, He separates you from your behavior. Whew! Aren’t you glad that God sees you as forgiven, perfect, and white as snow? He knew you were going to make mistakes; otherwise, there would have been no need for Him to send His son as your Savior. Of course, God wants you to continue to grow. Allow God to empower and strengthen you to live in victory all the days of your life.
So I’m wondering if you could do something special for yourself this week. Celebrate the wonderful creation that you are. Have an “I like me” mindset. Be kind to yourself. Cut yourself some slack. Rest if you need to. Get a pedicure. Take a day off from work and enjoy the beach and the Florida sunshine. Whatever will make you feel good, do it this week. Don’t delay. You deserve love and acceptance and adoration. Receive it today.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY Heavenly Father, thank You for approving and empowering me by Your love. I open my heart and mind to Your truth and invite You to have Your way in my life. Remove anything that would hold me back from all You have in store. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Basking in God’s approval, Linda