Shame On You

27 Aug

How He Loves Us, Oh…

“We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes
If grace is an ocean we’re all sinking
So heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss
and my heart turns violently inside of my chest
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets
when I think about the way that He loves us..”
~ by John Mark MacMillan

I had a conversation about shame tonight. God created so many thoughts in my head around that word. As I lay in bed, He shared scripture with me; key scripture from my studies or recent conversations. (I love when He does that)

Shame is not of God. Shame is of man, of the Devil. Walking in true faith means we carry no shame.

Think about Judah. He was a sinner amongst sinners. Yet, He is forgiven,released from his shame and his descendants become the most important people in the bible.

Humility, patience, trust, conscience, honor, love, forgiveness, mercy, grace; these are the words of God, these are the words of Faith. To have true faith, as the precious child of God, you entrust your life in His hands. You believe His promises and His words. Listen to His words.

“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.
If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the good things of the land;
but if you resist and rebel,
you will be devoured by the sword.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. Isaiah 1:18-20

God knows we will sin. He mapped our lives out before we were born. Our trials, our most difficult trials, will truly be our greatest blessing. To receive that blessing, we first must accept that we are worthy of the blessings. He loves us. He promises us this.

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” Philippians 1:6 NIV

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”. Ephesians 2:10 NIV

When you let go of self, you gain a deeper sense of being. A sense of value and preciousness. You are His prize and he is yours.

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words”. Romans 8:26

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