I am so grateful that God’s grace and mercy are at the core of our faith. I don’t know about you, but I don’t deserve God’s forgiveness, especially on days when I’m short-tempered with my family.
Yet by some miracle, God still wants to commune with us, to tell us how much He loves us. How can that be? I often wonder. Seems as though it’s the thousandth time we’ve tried to make this thing about achievement, yet He patiently waits for us.
Then God simply says, “Come.”
So I have come – I’ve doubled the time spent in devotionals this week.
My prayer for you and me today:
- That even this week, as we celebrate the birth of God’s Son, we’d practice the presence of God, as we match socks, stand in line at the store, and fill up our gas tanks. I’ve resolved to pray, Lord, You are here with me. Fill me, use me.
- That in quiet moments of reflection we’d sense the wealth of God’s kindness and mercy fresh each day. Oh, no, I’ve just blown it again with my husband and kids. Doggone it! Lord, thank You (and them) for forgiving me. Again. And again. And Again.
What will you do to enter into the intimacy of God’s presence this week?