Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates is great love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
On day twenty, I think it is important to pause in our active pursuit of renewal and growth to remind you that God loves you. He is proud of you and loves you just as you are today. Even on your worst days, even in the midst of the worst sin and shame, God loves you and desires a personal and intimate relationship with you.
I know I can get so wrapped up in the steps to change that I forget to pause and remember God’s endless love for me. If I never did change, if I failed one hundred more times, that cannot and will not change God’s love for me. Hating yourself and being hard on yourself won’t help you and is not what God wants for your life. He loves you and wants to see you prosper in every area of your life.
Renewal Thought: Change must come from a positive emotion. Embrace God’s love for you and remember how proud He is of you. This will enable you to desire to know Him and be like Him more.
Prayer: Thank you, Father, for loving me and accepting me just as I am, no matter what my weaknesses and problems are. You are for me, and you love me unconditionally. I believe the passion of the Holy Spirit is moving me. I will not give in to guilt or condemnation but desire to see God’s best in every part of life. Thank you, Father, for your goodness towards me.