He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.
- Ephesians 1:4-5
There are so many hoops we have to jump through in order to be accepted by worldly standards.
We have to pass tests, fill out applications, prove our qualifications for certain jobs, minimize our weaknesses as best we can, and camouflage our flaws.
Thank goodness we are already accepted completely by God!
There is no flaw or failure that the blood of Jesus doesn’t redeem. He has stepped in our place on our behalf and pleaded for our acceptance and freedom!
Because of what Jesus did for us, we don’t have to strive to be perfect because we are already perfect in Him.
When God looks at you, He sees you just as He sees Jesus!
Do you struggle feeling accepted?
Know today that the Lord longs for you to have a revelation of His overwhelming love for you. He wholly accepts you right now as you are. He created you exactly as He wanted you to be. Every sin of your past, present and future has already been paid for! You are clothed with His robe of righteousness and glowing with the love-light of approval and adoration.
All you have to do is say, “yes!” to this free invitation.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for accepting and loving me unconditionally! Thank you, Jesus, for what you did for me on the cross, taking my place. Even when the world rejects me, I know I am always accepted and welcomed into the heavenly family of my Father!