Sometimes I get caught up in the logistics of everything. I forget about God, but instead focus on man’s interpretation, whether this be the right way to view a passage of scripture or figuring out the right type of theology to follow. I get so caught up I forge the most important thing: God. What about God? I specifically forget His grace. His beautiful and undeserved grace. Tonight I was reminded of His great grace for me.
In our nit-picky society, it is so easy to get so zoomed in on a particular passage of scripture that you forget what really matters in the end. Grace. Ultimately, all that matter’s is that I am His. For forever. And Eternity.
When I think about my relationship with God, I am drawn to the unexplainable joy that I have.
It brings me to tears.
The hope I have. The strength I have. The life I have. It’s His, but given to me.
How could this be? How could I, a horrible sinner, receive such grace! Hallelujah, what a Savior!
Guys, my life apart from Christ, was leading to my destruction. I was looking for purpose. I was looking to be loved. By whom? Anyone. Anyone that would take me. I hit rock bottom and was dragging across it painfully, getting bruises and cuts. When I look back at my life before Christ, I think, “Who was that girl?” It is literally a miracle that I know the Lord today. He moved in my heart and revealed Himself to me in a way that I couldn’t put into words. He told me, “Emily, I love you. I chose YOU! You are loved, You are treasured, You are pursued, I will never leave You, I will never hurt You, You are mine.”
He revealed to me my identity in Christ. In Christ, I am able to be those things because when He looks at me He doesn’t see my yucky and dirty sins, but instead sees His perfect and spotless Son, who sacrificed Himself for ME. My mind can’t comprehend His love for me. And I will never be able to, but that’s what makes it so amazing. Until Christ revealed Himself to me I understand how valuable I was. I didn’t understand my worth. I couldn’t see that He really did care! I had no idea that He has more thoughts for me than all the grains of sand on all the beaches in the world (Psalm 139:17-18). I had no idea that He knows every hair on my head (Matthew 10:30). I had no idea that He made me in HIS image (Genesis 1:27)! He chose me. Me. He designed me PERFECTLY, because I am in His image. He knows me intimately.
Man guys. I am just saying, but this stuff rocks my world. God rocks my world!
Thanks for listening.