September 23, 2008
“Basically, all of us, whether insiders or outsiders, start out in identical conditions, which is to say that we all start out as sinners … There’s nobody living right, not even one, nobody who knows the score, nobody alert for God.” Romans 3:10–Psalm 53:3 The Message
How much does God want you …?
You were born with an undesired description: sinner. Life began with you at the center and you trying to fix all the wounds you received or inflicted. So … you were born wicked and have lived wounded. And … God wanted you so badly .. He exchanged His life for yours. He became your wounds. All of them. Jesus became the Wounded One because he wanted you … just you … not what you have tried to do … not what you’ve done … not what you promise to do. God wants you … filled with His Spirit … filled with His love … filled to the fullest with His indwelling life. So … You were once wicked and wounded and became wanted by the one Father who would never give up or give out until you became His deeply wanted son or daughter. It only takes a moment…
“This is how much God loved the world. He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.” John 3:16 The Message