This past saturday I heard a guest speaker at church that moved my heart and actually helped me understand something that I have struggled with for a long time: The actual thought of ME being a worthy daughter of God.
I have always felt condemned and guilty that I could never be the better person that Jesus wants me to be. I always felt that because of all that I had done, or said or thought; God would be mad at me. I mostly felt guilty that I could never be the best I could be, not perfect, not the happiest and more positive person, not the most patient or the most eloquent… guilty for being upset with my daughters for not listening to me, for being stressed because I could barely have time to clean, cook, do homework, clean our home, take care of my shop (design new cards, take pictures, list more products, promote them online, process orders, etc)… At the end of each day I love my bed!
While everything that surround us may stress, upset and get us tired, God understands every single part of us and our imperfect nature and knows that even if we -with every good will in our being- try to be perfect for God; He knows that is impossible.
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
This time of the year it is easy to forget what Christmas is all about.
The hustle and bustle, the media, the pressure, the gifting frenzy… It all takes away from what it really means to those who believe Jesus was been born to save us.
It made me think how we make it all about ourselves and not about others. I wish we all had this giving attitude every day of our lives. Why suddenly have this urge to just be good, while you can be this good and more all year round?
In any case, Christmas is a time for Spiritual renewal so we can go back to what basically makes us christian: The trust that Jesus Christ washes away all our sins. The fact that Jesus is our ONLY Savior and that He is amazingly loving.
I cannot think of a single thing greater than this. My life could have not been complete without Him in my life. I cannot fathom my life without Him. It is actually unbearable.
He really takes away all of our nature and doubts and pain, and it heals, comforts, saves, He makes all new again.
What a gift, don't you think?
I want to wish Happy Birthday to Jesus, our amazing savior. And my humble gift to him is my life. There is nothing else I can give that he doesn't have, there is nothing I can think of that he doesn't own, there is nothing greater than him.
Thank you for being unselfish, compassionate, obedient, patient and full of grace… You are the most amazing man that has ever lived and its now reigning in Heaven next to the Father. I love you with an imperfect heart but truthfully and passionately yours for eternity.
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