I don’t believe God hates people. God wants relationship with His people. You can’t have relationship with Him and justify living in sin. They don’t mix. Why would you want anything in your heart that’s not in Jesus’ heart? Why would you embrace what a holy, perfect, pure and good Father and Creator says is wrong and cling to it when He has better for you in the Holy Spirit?
“If God loves me then He’s okay with my sinning.” No, if God loves you He’d send His Son to forgive and remove your sin, so that through faith in Him you could die to sin to be and live righteous and bear holy fruit, not dead, sinful fruit that comes from self-centered thinking fueled by lust and deceit.
“God’s not a legalist, He’s a lover, but without His presence it’s over. There are people that think that the presence of their girlfriend is more important than the presence of the Lord. There are people that think that the presence of pornography is more important than the presence of the Lord. There are people that think that the presence of money and finances is more important than the presence of the Lord. There are people that think that if they don’t watch out for the church and protect her, that right there is more important for them than the presence of the Lord, but Jesus called it what it was and He said to the Pharisees, ‘Outside, you’re all dressed up, but inside you’re full of nasty!’”
— Todd White
If you saw yourself the way God saw you, you’d realize that your beauty is probably beyond description.
So how can you see what your life is worth or where your value lies, you can never see through the eyes of man, you must look at your life, look at your life through heaven’s eyes
It’s amazing how he says, “There is no flaw in you,” rather than “There is no flaw on you”. That’s love. Real love sees deeper than the outward appearance of a person. We should look at ourselves the way Jesus looks at us.
People are more than the skin on their body and the color of their hair or eyes.
People are more than the size of their body, the shape of their body, and every other thing we get pressed to define ourselves by. Christ in us defines us, everyone has the value of His blood. Everyone is worth His presence inside of them and everyone can have Him if they sincerely want Him.
The King’s daughter is all glorious within;
her clothing is a work of gold
Her desire in her inward parts
is truth hidden in His heart
What she sees He’s made clean
When she rests gently
You can mind all you want,
she will shine like the sun
You are a work of Artist’s hands
You are a work of art
In all of the busyness and chatter of everyday life, God’s not silent. Every face you see, God sees. Every hand you hold, God is holding. Remember, it is God who works in us and through us to will and to do for His good pleasure and purpose. You, wherever you are, are the light of the world. You are never for a moment insignificant. You are God’s treasure and His delight each day. When you reach out to love, He is reaching out and loving.
Life pales, people sail away
You prevail; now I’m all right with
all these broken roads I find in the
dark incursion, ‘cause I’ve been lost in Love
Appropriations, what can’t be undone,
there You saw me, and I got lost in Love
You will finish
what You started
Love my soul
come and hold
Speak to me again
Come and be my friend
I’m set on Your horizon
Keep my gentle hands still
Feel them in the sand
as we count the grains
that number all His thoughts
of you from night to day
Keep my gentle hands still
Fill within the space
that He has grazed
Intertwine your fingers
with His and stay