Monday, November 28, 2011

Meet Jesus Monday! (Belief & Perfection)

“Do you believe that I am able to do this?  Jesus asked.  (Matthew 9:28)
Graphics created by Shazi Creation
Isn’t it awesome to have Jesus’s words written down?

 I have to be honest, there are so many times that I have struggled to believe.   I am thankful that others in the Bible have cried out to God asking them to help them with their unbelief.  I've struggled multiple believe that someone loved me—really loved me.  To believe that I could trust someone…truly trust someone.  To believe that God not only loves me but is able to ‘do this!?!”  (Whatever 'this' is at that moment.)
Growing up with a father that abused caused me to question and quite honestly  caused me to be confused about love.  One of the hardest things for me to grasp still is how much my Heavenly Father loves me and wants the best for me. 

Why, I wonder have I had to suffer pain and loss and abuse?   When the tears pile up—I sense a smile and simple whisper, “It’s not ALL of the story…you’re not in heaven yet—this place is never going to be perfect.”
I realize how much my heart longs for perfection and the balance of still continuing to dream about perfection because that is what it will be like in heaven, but keeping my mind at bay knowing perfection will never arise here on earth. 
I sense Jesus tugging on my heart—do you want perfection or do you want me?   

Do I believe that He is the answer to my every need—my every desire for perfection? 
Let’s not let anything or anyone stop us from reaching Him.  Let’s help each other remember Him and believe!
This season is upon us—we’ve just finished mounds of turkey and stuffing and will probably continue to snack for days on the left-over’s. 

As I look around my home and my neighbor’s home and the beautiful things of the season to motivate or entice me—my heart is nudged to remember the reason that we even celebrate this wonderful time of year.
Will you help me remember that it’s not about perfection…but about believing!

Say it with me, “I BELIEVE He is able to do this!”

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