Some days I think I’m doing pretty good with this whole Christian life thing.
Prayed today ✅
Loved my neighbor as myself ✅
Read my Bible✅
Others days are more like yesterday.
Forgot to pray 👎
Lost my cool on someone 👎
Ran out of time for quiet time 👎
Those days make me feel real good about myself. And the award for Most Devoted Follower goes to… not me.
I know I’m not alone. The enemy has a way of tricking us into a good verses bad mentality.
On days when I feel less than, God reminds me of his heart for me. He reminds me that the cross covers my good days and my bad ones. He reminds me that no one is righteous and that even my good days don’t measure up. He reminds me that the cross covers my humanity and that salvation covers it all.
My favorite thing he reminds me is that he is the God who sees me.. like REALLY sees me. The ugly, gross insides of me that I try not to see myself. He sees them all, but doesn’t define me by them. He sees the intricate parts of me and says “I love you so much.”
He reminds me each time that He sees me and that he’s got me. He encourages me with kindness and love to run towards him in my weakness.
And so, on days like yesterday, I’m encouraged and loved by the God who sees me and loves me the same. I’m encouraged to continue the race. I’m encouraged to stand on truth instead of feelings…and I stand on the finished work of the cross.
He sees us… he loves us… each part of us.. even the parts we deem unlovable. So today, whether we are “good” or “bad,” we will run towards the God who sees us.
~Jordan is a lover of Jesus.. her husband… laughter.. and sweet and creamy coffee.. She spends her days teaching littles and loving women through Beautifully Broken Ministries.