GOD'S GOAL FOR OUR LIVES IS RELATIONSHIP, NOT CHANGE
The goal of God for our lives is not to change us but to love us. We won't always have perfect circumstances or perfect behavior, but the cross brought us and God into a perfect relationship. The goal of God for our lives is for us to enjoy that relationship.
God wants to hang out with us. He likes for us to just enjoy everyday life together. Our life with God is a dance of two lovers who gaze into each other's eyes and swirl around with joy.
God didn't love us in order to improve us, change us, fix us, or use us for His program. He loved us in order to share everything of Himself with us. God's "main thing" is Life. He made us alive with His Life and shares His Life (Himself) with us.
We can relax and just "be" with God. Our mission and purpose is just "being" with Him, knowing and being known, sharing life together, enjoying Love. This is eternal life - knowing Him! That's the whole reason He brought us to be alive in union with Him. We are in eternal union with God. There is no end to this dance of love. He will forever be whispering in our ear "I love you. I love you. I love you." There is Someone who knows all about us, our hopes, our fears, our pains, our loss, our doubts, our failures, our insecurities, our longings, - and LOVES US AS WE ARE! There is a Holy Lover. There is a True Friend. There is Someone who will always listen to us, always understand us, always be there for us. He will be faithful forever, for no matter where our confusion may sometimes take us, He will be traveling down that road with us, loving us perfectly, gently, truly.
We are accepted in the Beloved. We are at home in God! We were made for this! We are known and understood, accepted and held forevermore!
I've printed this and will read and reread this...to remind myself over and over - this post is a sweet balm to my soul, a banner of God's love over us...how freeing to know we don't have to "do", try harder, be better, etc. That religious spirit of the law can be so tricky and entangling :(ReplyDelete