"Define yourself radically as one beloved by God.
God's love for you and his choice of you constitute your worth.
Accept that and let it become the most important thing in your life."
- John Egan
This is the Big Idea: Define yourself radically as one totally loved by God. Right now. As-Is. Not to be left like this, certainly, but just as certainly never to be loved, valued, cherished any more or less than you are in this very moment because God's love does not depend on you.
Today I am thankful for a God who's love is not performance-based.
I'm thankful for a salvation that's FREE.
I'm thankful for God's mercy that withholds what I DO deserve
and for his grace that gives abundantly what I DO NOT deserve.
And right now, I'm thankful he can bring radiance through the ruins of life.
What are you thankful for today?