We are a part of the family of God–and so we belong with Him. There is no special ticket, no need to earn or prove ourselves. For better or worse, we have His name, His love, His loyalty, His acceptance.
And because of this we can have hope. He said that He is going to build a place for us–a place to belong where we can celebrate even more in the beauty of His creation.
So often, we want to please God so we seek to keep a list of holy rules or behaviors.
We strive and work and fret in our Christian life to do “God’s will.”
The truth is, we cannot do the will of God until we know and experience the love of God.
Accepting and living within this sweet comfort and security is the place we will find the strength to live our lives well in a fallen world.”
~Excerpt from You Are Loved — Embracing the Everlasting Love God has for You, by Sally Clarkson and Angela Perritt
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