Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Loved by a Merciful Father, Accepted by His Grace

I attended a parenting course today and the topic was on acceptance. Very important subject especially as a lot of people suffer with self-esteem issues. Many books have been written on the subject but as always I tend to stick to biblical truth since that is the true standard that will last throughout eternity.

One can only feel accepted when one accepts the fact that God sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for us in our sin. It is a free gift of grace that has to be received with gratitude and humility since one can do nothing to make up for this precious gift. And because of this gift, we are accepted in God and should love ourselves and strive to accept others too. Self-acceptance stems from the security of knowing that we are loved infinitely and eternally by a living and merciful God. Knowing this helps us in our walk to accept our children and other people. We might falter and judge others but this fact should lead us to ask for forgiveness and know that He died for all so that we could all be accepted, loved and forgiven.
What shall I render to my God for all His Mercies store? 
I'll take the gifts He has bestowed and humbly ask for more.

Thank You, Father for today, Amen.


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