*Conditions Do Not Apply

asteriskUnconditional love: affection with no limits or conditions, complete love. (Dictionary.com)

God loves you. Unconditionally. Forever, no matter what. You can’t make Him unlove you, ever. I love how the Message Bible translates Psalm 103:12.

As far as sunrise is from sunset, He has separated us from our sins.”

He has wiped them away, given us a fresh start. You don’t need to beat yourself up about a that mistake you made last year. Don’t punish yourself for your past wrong doings. God has completely forgotten about them. He sees you as His pure, perfect child.

Don’t let yourself get caught up in the *conditions apply mindset. The love of God doesn’t come with any catches. He just asks us to trust Him completely and know in our hearts that His plans are always better than ours.

“For God so loved the world, He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NIV)

It doesn’t say “that whoever is perfect,” or “that whoever doesn’t have tattoos and piercings,” “that whoever hasn’t committed a crime,” “that whoever feels worthy.” Because of the Cross, because of the Blood, four nails, a crown of thorns, unimaginable pain, we’re all worthy of His love. Don’t continue to kick yourself for something God forgave you for a long time ago.

Whoever: whatever person, any person at all.

Any person at all.

God loves you, forever and always. To the world, we’re flawed and sinful. To God, we’re perfect, pure, and holy. Just put your life in His hands and trust Him completely, you won’t regret it.

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Just as You Are

New Creation

To some this may seem like a simple post that just states the obvious, but to others it could be the nudge they need, or the words they were waiting for in order to start life with Jesus. It’s my prayer that it reaches at least one of those people.

God loves you right now, just as you are. 

You don’t have to be perfect, or work to earn His love. You already have it, even if you don’t feel the same about Him. None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes, have regrets, have lived through past sins and probably even struggle with present ones. He STILL loves you.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

~John 3:16 (NKJV)

How’s your relationship with your Heavenly Father?

By no means are we supposed to be overly religious as Christians. In fact, knowing and following Jesus isn’t a “religion,” it’s a relationship. He wants you to communicate with Him, talk to Him, bring Him your burdens, cares, worries, your Joys, praises, anything! He’s listening! Like Ie want us to be involved in our community, our church, serve others, love on His people? Yes, but that’s not how we “earn” our way into His Kingdom.

He doesn’t care about your past, bring Him your broken pieces!

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”

~2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

When you come to know Jesus, He’ll take your old, broken pieces and replace them with all new. A new, softened heart, a new way of thinking, a fresh view on life!

If you don’t already, would you like to know Jesus?

If you’ve read this post and don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus, my prayer is that it has impacted your heart enough to want one. All you have to do is say this prayer and ask Jesus into your heart and life, it’s that easy!

Dear Lord,

 I admit that I’m a sinner and need Your forgiveness; I believe that Jesus Christ died in my place, paying the penalty for my sins. I am willing, right now, to turn from my sins and accept Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Saviour. I commit myself to You and ask You to send the Holy Spirit into my life, to fill me, and take control, and to help me become the kind of person You want me to be. Thank you Father, for loving me. In Jesus’ name.

Amen. 

Once you’ve taken this step, I encourage you to find a local body of believers that will welcome you with open arms and get into His word. You’ll feel a change come ever your life that you can’t even imagine! I pray that this post has reached at least one person that needed to see these words and take them to heart. Like I mentioned before, to some of my readers this may seem like a pretty simple/obvious post, but I know someone out there needs to see these words and be encouraged by them.

❤ Mandi