So this is my first time doing a five minute friday linkup... a free write for five minutes. (http://katemotaung.com/2014/09/11/five-minute-friday-ready-and-a-challenge/) I'm not the best with free writes, but here goes. The prompt is "ready" ... so ready set go!
It never ceases to amaze me that God is always ready, always waiting for me.
I don’t have to be good enough. I don’t have to strive harder. I don’t need to follow a list of prescribed behavior.
When I am following Him, reading His Word regularly, listening to His voice, He is ready and waiting.
When I mess up, He is still ready and waiting.
When I ignore Him, He remains ready and waiting.
When I make mistakes, He is ready and waiting.
When I am ready to confess and repent, He is ready to forgive and extend grace and love.
I am so thankful that while I am far from perfect, I belong to a God who loves me, no matter what.
A God of unconditional love, unconditional readiness. A God who waits steadfastly. A God who always has open arms to run into.
I love the song When God Ran by Phillips, Craig and Dean (for full lyrics click here), it paints a beautiful picture of this concept.
I was so ashamed, all alone, and so far away.
But now I know, that He's been waiting for this day...
I saw Him run to me,
He took me in His arms,
Held my head to his chest,
Said "My son's come home again!"
Lifted my face,
Wiped the tears from my eyes,
With forgiveness in His voice
I felt his love for me again.
It is never too late to run to God.
Psalm 36:7 - How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 40:11 - As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!
1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Psalm 145:18 - The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
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Hi, I am Angela, and welcome to my blog. I am a woman trying to rise above the tides of this life, seeking to grow closer to God and share His love in the process.