Friday, November 14, 2008

Acceptance

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Today when I was driving to school I was filled with an overwhelming sense of peace. I can't really describe what it felt like. Maybe like eating oatmeal that warms you from the inside out. Whatever it felt like, I know it was real. Real, perfect peace that only Jesus can supply.

Everyday I am amazed at how much love God has for us. His love remains consistent--steady through sorrow and disappointment... Steady through trials and triumphs. Consistent, unyielding love has always been difficult for me to grasp. Love has always carried limits, and a quota on how much was given and received. I've walked around believing that love is in short supply, something that needs to be hoarded. When its gone, its gone...

This is so not the case with God. His love is endless. His love never fails. God's reaches beyond what we could ever ask or imagine. God is love. Seriously, I've heard this since before I could remember, but my heart is just recently beginning to grasp it. Believe me, I have a lot to learn. Jesus is gently helping me to quiet the Whys? and Hows? and Buts? These questions are just barriers to wholly knowing Christ.

He is leading me down the path of acceptance. Accepting His love, accepting His grace, and accepting His goodness. Sometimes walking alongside me, and other times carrying me in the palm of His hand. No matter what, He is there. He is patient and steadfast, never shifting from His Word.

2 comments:

Gabrielle Krake said...

I'm loving the "lay on your stomach" to take pictures!! I actually wanted to do that the other day, but didn't want to get dirty. :) haha. I like the changes on the blog! By the way... I really LOVE reading your posts, TRULY!!!

Love Gabe

Gabrielle Krake said...

Hey, what is your email? I have a question for you, that I don't need to post here.

Gabe

gabriellekrake@mac.com