ver felt the feelings of shame, disbelief, anger, frustration after a major screw up? Made a choice or a mistake that you “shouldn’t make?” I know the answer is yes, so I will go ahead and ask the follow up question: How did you respond? Did you jump right up and run back to the huddle, or did you send your helmet soaring?
What is the grace of God about? In Luke 15, Jesus shares the story of the prodigal son, in which we learn a great deal about the heart of our Father and the nature of His mercy and grace toward His children. And there is much more to this grace than you might think!
Since growing in love for God is our priority, why do so many believers seem to struggle in that regard? Why do so many begin to doubt that their love for Jesus is real, becoming content to just “go through the motions” or even turning their backs on God completely? Stop wearing yourself out trying to manufacture that which you are incapable of producing. You will never impress God, so quit trying! But you can move His heart greatly by simply responding to what He desires to pour into yours – His boundless and unconditional love!
As with the natural progression of physical, mental, and emotional maturity, God has also created a process through which we mature spiritually, growing in love for God and those around us. The only place to start in our progression toward growing in love for God is at the beginning – understanding the incredible love that the Father has for us.