Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Limping Along

Do you know how much God loves you?  

Do you REALLY?  

Even when you are limping along through life not even paying attention to Him and trying to do it all by yourself?

Well, in Lisa Harper’s Malachi study she tells us just that:  God loves girls who limp.

I was that limping girl for so long.  I already knew Him but I was in my “do whatever I want to” phase.  I was self-absorbed.  I was “in my own little world”.  I didn’t do anything I didn’t want to do.  I thought I was pretty “cute”.  And to be perfectly honest I probably should have gotten a DUI along the way.  By the grace of God I didn’t. 

He was there in every circumstance (some of which I wish he couldn’t have seen).  He was there patiently waiting on me.  He called out to me his daughter and I repeatedly ignored him.  I continued on...limping along through life. 

He loved me anyway. 

How do I know that?

Ephesians 2:4-5 tell me “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—“.

Lisa Harper states the obvious...yet something that I think many of us take for granted: “And how, if we had to “wear” our sin where everyone could see it, we wouldn’t need to be reminded of our desperate need for God’s mercy”  

Ouch huh?  Yeah.  

But, he loves us anyway.
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  1. I love the idea behind this link up! Thanks Kelly! I hope my post fits within the parameters of the party! Hope you have a blessed week! xoxo

  2. His love is amazing, that's all i can say!

  3. Yikes! If we were to wear our sin. Oh my. I think we'd think twice about everything in that instance. Great visual!! Great post, as always!

  4. LOVE your blog! New follower!
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    I really love this post!

  5. such a great post! sometimes we really need this reminder.

  6. I love this, I too limped along much of my way! Thank you for sharing the statement by Lisa Harper is great! Thank you for linking up!


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