When you let go of your ego…you discover your true self.
(Listen to my song “Pour Me Out” on YouTube by clicking HERE)
For you do not desire sacrifice; a burnt offering you would not accept. My sacrifice, God, is a broken spirit; God, do not spurn a broken, humbled heart.
We do not need a “burnt offering” to appease God.
That’s why Jesus said his followers should “go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice” (Matthew 9:13).
The point is…you don’t have to get all cleaned up before God can like you.
God is not angry. God is Love (1 John 4:8).
God loves you just as you are…in your imperfection.
Many people try to hide their imperfections because our culture ridicules vulnerability…which creates shame and the feeling that we “aren’t good enough.”
This leads us to beat ourselves up over it…feeling like failures…feeling like God is pointing at us in disdain.
But Jesus shows us that this is untrue. God simply wants us to offer our broken spirit…and we will receive mercy.
This is so we can experience Unconditional Love.
Remember what Jesus said as he hung on the cross: “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”
What more proof of God’s unconditional love do you need?
Instead of trying to earn points with God by sacrificing material things, why not sacrifice your ego?
Why not offer God your self-centered desires?
Empty your false self…so God can fill you, inspire you and heal you…so your true self can emerge.
Listen to the song of the day “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.
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Remember…God loves you!
Important message Bill, thank you. “God loves you just as you are.” Ahh, sweet, sweet peace.
Thank you, Ken. I’m enjoying your posts as well.