“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 2:4-5
When I think of all the wonderful things GOD has done in my life, I am elated. I know in my heart I am so undeserving of his merciful love. HIS one and only son died for our sins, and we are still in sin today – but GOD has not abandoned us because HIS love is unwavering.
In my quiet reflection, I began to wonder:
God treated us like we deserved? We know we are not perfect, and although we strive to be devout, we often fall short. As such, what if GOD treated us in accordance to our short comings?
God treated us like we deserved? You know those many times we said things we should not have said. We knew our words were hurtful, but we said them anyway because we were angry. As such, what if GOD treated us in accordance to the words we speak?
God treated us like we deserved? We could have or should have dedicated an hour to prayer, but we chose to do something else. We chose “the other” over going before the LORD. As such, what if GOD treated us in accordance to our neglect of him?
God treated us like we deserved? Before we began, we knew it was a sin. In fact, we asked for forgiveness for the same thing before. But in that moment, we did not care if were sinning, because we wanted to do what we wanted. We wanted to give into our flesh. As such, what if GOD treated us in accordance to our flesh?
Something to think about….
Thank goodness we serve a perfect GOD who does not treat us like we deserve. We are not treated in accordance to our deeds. Instead, HE shows us mercy repeatedly. What an awesome GOD we serve!
We will not become perfect overnight, but we must constantly remember GOD. We must be forever thankful because of what HE has done and continues to do in our lives. Although we are so not worthy of his grace and mercy, we receive it abundantly.
My beautiful brothers and sisters in Christ, what if GOD treated us like we deserved???? Well, we know he does not, so let us extend the same grace to others who “we think” are undeserving of our love and kindness.
In his service,