Christ makes it perfectly clear. We are to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, soul, and mind, we are to love our neighbors as we ourself. These are the greatest commandments. As son and daughters of God, we know we have many things promised to us in God’s word but sometimes it might be hard for us to believe we personally deserve God’s promises in our life. Perhaps we done something or are doing something we know is not accordance with God’sword. Perhaps we have caused someone to suffer pain. Perhaps someone has caused us suffering.
“For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.” (1 John 3:20) Bishop Jordan believes that even when our very own hearts are condemning us, He is greater than our hearts and knows all things, no matter how we see ourself, no matter what we done or what has been done to us. God sees us as righteous and accepted through the accomplishments of Christ. We are holy and without blame before God. In love, He predestinated us to be His children, according to the good pleasure of His will. We are accepted in the beloved, or in the beloved one, Christ.This how He perceives us and there is nothing we can do to change that fact.
He’s will for our life is not for us to sit in the mistakes and pain of our past and our present, in brokenness or in defeat. He’s will is not for us to allow in shame or guilt or self condemnation. He wants us to have a happy, prospering, joyful life now. Let’s press toward the mark for the prize of the calling of God in Christ.