Wednesday, April 23, 2014

God's Grace and our Unworthiness

When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.  -Luke 5:8 (KJV)

Often when I have my morning prayer time, I feel like Simon Peter who upon meeting Jesus fell at his feet and proclaimed his unworthiness.  "Go away from me Lord, I am a sinful man."  I understand perfectly how Peter felt.  We all struggle with our own faults, failings, and inadequacies.  What a blessing to know the Lord loves us, cares for us, and works with us right where we are.

None of us are worthy of God's grace.  However, the nature of grace is that Jesus loves us anyway and sees us as individuals of great worth and potential.   Do not allow yourself to become mired in the hopelessness of unworthiness.  Should this happen, we become incapacitated in our service to God.  Claim the grace that is ours in Jesus Christ and walk forward in humble faith.

You are a work in progress and God loves you very much.

Have a blessed day.

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