Ohh friends, let’s dive into the heart of God! I know, it is so easy to feel unwanted. Unwanted by our employers, friends, family, neighbors, online contacts, I mean you name it. It is easy to feel out of place and unwanted. But friends, the Lord wants us. Even if it feels like the entire alphabet doesn’t seem to want us (way further than just A, B, C, etc), the God of the Universe wants YOU! He has handpicked you to be His child. He wants us. He loves us.
I have been thinking about the movie, “Mom’s Night Out,” lately. this scene is what comes to mind tonight.
You Are WANTED!
We are invited to come before the Lord. Friends, let’s just come before the Lord Jesus and choose to follow Him as we are. Let’s choose to have our precious gift that is a relationship with the Lord.
Friends, I encourage you to join me – as we look at Titus 3:3-6.
3 Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other. 4 But— When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, 5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. 6 He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior (NLT).
Several years ago, I was met with a Holy Spirit driven comment. This person pointed me the Word of God and showed me my sin. I was someone with a lot of anger and not much love. But today, I could see how the Lord is transforming me into the woman He has designed me to be! Which leaves me awe struck and abundantly thankful for God given miracles!
I was all those evil things, yet the Lord still chose to pursue and draw me nearer to Him. My Lord stepped into my mess – radically changing me from the inside out! He has chosen to love me and make me spiritually alive – and renew me by the strength of the Holy Spirit.
. . . I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you (Jer. 31:3, AMP).”
We can become such messes, when we try to live apart from Christ. It is only when I have laid everything else down and focus on this relationship, that the transformation occurred.
This Sacred Rescue
Our Lord Jesus is the One who has saved me. It is nothing I could ever do on my own. It is this union with Jesus Christ that has literally changed my life!
I need to remember my need to keep running toward our Risen Lord Jesus Christ, because I want the old me to stay buried. So that, I may keep following our Lord Jesus.
We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin (Rom. 6:6, NLT).
The Lord is the One who wants us! We never have to worry about being truly unwanted, because our Creator is the One who wants us. He is recklessly pursuing you, seriously loves you, and acts on it. I pray you will realize just how much He wants to be with you, and will pursue us – no matter what it takes.
Our God has poured out His love for us through the gift of His Son – Jesus! Our great God has loved us and taken care of us in such abundance. This is my story to live out and share. As He reveals this transformation, it makes this road of suffering worth traveling.
Image by Erwin Andrade.
Walking willfully with Jesus,