“That day is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts.” Jeremiah 46:10
Today is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad. I have spent the day working on crocheting a costume for my daughter.
(I’m working on writing out the pattern now and plan on sharing it tomorrow.) To be exact, I’ve spent the last twenty-four hours working on this project for her. It’s a good thing I REALLY enjoy crochet!
And really, that’s just it. When it’s something we love we don’t mind spending all kinds of time doing it. Especially when we know that the recipient is REALLY going to enjoy the end product.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Grace. Talk about a gift that took a while to make and a LOT of love went into it too. But if the recipients never truly take hold of that gift and use it to its fullest then what was the point? I’m not saying we should use God’s grace as a cover for evil, rather I’m saying the opposite. Once you fully grasp the enormity of His Grace towards you, it’s inspires you to do the right things. His love towards us compells us into right living.
Think of the BEST and BIGGEST gift you’ve ever received. How did you feel toward the person who gave it to you?
Jesus has given you the best and biggest gift, His life. And receiving it leads to eternal forgiveness, love, fellowship, righteousness, friendship, the list goes on and on! How do you feel toward Him for giving that very expensive gift? Doesn’t that inspire you to act in a manner fitting a child of God?
When my daughter puts on her costume she is Princess Ariel. When you choose Jesus, He gives you His robe of righteousness. It’s not a costume, it’s real. And you’re not pretending to be royalty, you ARE!