Unconditionally Loved

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Let your faith not be grounded in your goodness…but God’s.

(Listen to my song “The Way You Are” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Isaiah 7:9

Unless your faith is firm you shall not be firm!

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How many times do we think we have to have our lives totally together before we’re ready to take a stand in faith?

It’ll never happen.

It’s a set up for constant striving and constant failure and guilt.

If God is Love as it says in scripture (1 John 4:8), then God is not some ogre looking to punish you for not being perfect.

What a cruel God that would be!

God is Love.

I hope that you have experienced being unconditionally loved by someone in your lifetime. If you have…then know that God is infinitely more loving than that person.

And if you haven’t experienced such love…I hope that you will hear my voice as I say to you here and now: God loves you with no strings attached!

We are not here to prove ourselves worthy of God’s love.

God does not love us because we are good…but because God is good.

God loves each of us infinitely just as we are! 

Allow that to sink in.

It’s a foundation that you can stand on and have faith in…no matter how badly broken you are. 

God wants to love you in your brokenness!

Read about all the broken people Jesus reached out to in the Gospels. Look at all the broken people that he still picked to follow him.

The Living Christ is reaching out to you…and wants to be with you and give you new life.

Have faith in that!

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Listen to the song of the day “The Way You Are” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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