1 Peter1:18-19 (NLT)
For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.
Happy New Month Beautiful People,i know it has been a challenging year for most people globally due to Covid-19.It’s my prayer your faith in God will be stirred up to believe you will blossom in spite of this season. God does not need a formula to finish what he started but it’s up to you to set that idea, that dream, that gift in motion and trust God to do the rest.God still has power to favor you in the midst of a storm.
The world is an interesting place and due to what is happening around us, the enemy’s main mission is to trick us into believing that perhaps we can impress God with our gifts, we can impress God with our works, we can impress God with the fruit in which our hands can produce. But the truth is, we can never impress the Giver with our gifts, our works cannot impress the One in which we work unto and our fruit cannot impress the One Who had to first water the seed in order for the fruit to even grow.
God is not complicated and there is nothing you can do to impress Him! Get this truth inscribed in your heart, we are His children and He deeply loves us. I know most people in this generation long to be seen and known by their peers and friends, at the expense of self-promotion, but do you know God does not need your self-promotion because He marked you with sonship? Do you know He loved you before you were capable of doing anything? Do you know He intentionally breathed every fibre of your being into motion without causing a scene?
God has every right to discard us like a decade-old, out-of-date, stained magazine, yet He still chooses to call us His own. He still chooses to embrace us just as we are, with the filthy rags that we think are worth boasting in. Why? Because we, being sons and daughters of the King of kings alone, is enough.
Please hear me out my beloved, you might be able to impress man with what you can do, but you do not need to impress God to earn His approval. He created you, He knows you and He sees you. You don’t have to earn God’s love, to work for God’s love and to strive to receive recognition from God.
It is in His presence that freedom is found and, in His presence we are reassured that being a son and daughter of the King, is more impressive than any ounce of affirmation the world could offer. It is in His presence that freedom is found to be who He created us to be. There are no mistakes and there are no faults. This is a peace that the world seeks to rob you of. A peace that can only be found in the presence of God. Don’t let that peace suddenly vanish by striving for affirmation and attention by people it was never meant to come from. In His presence, you are affirmed and assured because Christ would put all of Heaven on hold just to hold you because He is just that impressive.
Have a productive month and be at peace with full assurance, God loves you sooo much and you simply don’t have to impress Him with anything. Just love Him for who He is, abide in His presence and don’t waste your time and energy trying to impress others. Spend your time and energy being impressed by Christ who saw your unadulterated imperfections and still stayed.Some extracts of the Article by Gloria Umanah.