Thursday, May 31, 2012
Grace, Mercy and Peace
I know this because He loves me. And He's God.
Simplistic, yes, but I find that when it comes to God, the simple things are the most important. He loves us. He wants us to love Him. He wants us to love each other.
This is what keeps me going on my "New Life Journey." I know that when I mess up He is still there...loving me. Wanting the best for me. He doesn't have to be hard on me, because I do a good enough job on that all by myself.
He created me. He created everything! And He has a purpose for my life. He has a purpose for your life. I'm pretty sure my purpose is NOT eating myself into oblivion. Jesus said He came so that we might have abundant life. ("The thief comes to kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." John 10:10 NASB)
Today I claim life! Eating right and exercising aren't just about losing weight; they are about taking care of myself so that I can enjoy abundant life! To give up would be to live on the side of the thief, who only wants to kill and destroy. I just don't want to be on that team.
So I put my trust in the Lord. No matter what happens, I know He will be with me. Everything about Him is good. His grace. His mercy. His peace. My joy!