The Gift of Grace

Let the unconditional love of God…set you free.

(Listen to my song “Come to Jesus” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Psalm 32:5

Then I declared my sin to you; my guilt I did not hide. I said, “I confess my transgression to the LORD,” and you took away the guilt of my sin.

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Guilt is a heavy load.

We tend to beat ourselves up over things that we’ve done…holding ourselves to some image of perfection that was never required.

God loves us unconditionally.

It has nothing to do with merit or worthiness.

I know that’s hard to grasp due to the quid pro quo mindset which we’ve been conditioned to follow.

Our culture basically preaches a conditional love. I’ll love you as long as you do this or that. Or I won’t love you if you do this or that.

This makes it all about what I get in return.

Jesus teaches us that God loves all people regardless of their responses.

“But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust” (Matthew 5:44-45).

That doesn’t mean that God is okay with us doing mean things. Far from it.

God loves us this way so that we are transformed and will then share that love.

If you are feeling unworthy because of something you did or said…bring it to the God of Love.

And watch your guilt dissolve.

“Who is a God like you, who removes guilt and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance; Who does not persist in anger forever, but instead delights in mercy, and will again have compassion on us, treading underfoot our iniquities? You will cast into the depths of the sea all our sins” (Micah 7:18-19).

Amen. Alleluia!

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Listen to the song of the day “Come to Jesus” on the Live to Love 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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