Purposeful Faith

What A Friend We Have in Jesus

The fog was thick; I couldn’t see out the window. Dazed, because I woke at 3:45 this particular morning, I stared blankly into the grey abyss…and then I let my imagination go..

What if Jesus came to me through that fog right now, arms wide open? In that moment, it was as if I could see Him…approaching me. I imagined how it would feel to see — and be seen — by Jesus. Fully exposed, I wanted to run to Jesus, but then I thought…

Jesus, will you like me when you see me?  Am I enough, flaws and all?

Wow. Coming out of this daydream, I have to admit, my thoughts surprised me. I suppose, subliminally, I haven’t completely accepted that Christ completely accepts me. . . my fear in that moment was that He might reject me.

Yet, I know the truth. The truth is, I don’t have to shape-up, be better, or act perfect to be accepted. Jesus doesn’t want or choose me because of what I do — He wants, chooses, and accepts me because of what He did.  Jesus counted the cost, paid the price, and gave me His righteousness. Sure, I repent as I need to repent, but beyond this — the deal is done. The price is paid. My eternal standing is completed, because of Him.

His blood marks you and I — enough.

I pray this truth might sink in. I pray it may sink into every space and place of inadequacy and fear within us. I pray it might touch both our unconscious and conscious reality. I pray it may increase our ability to receive His love and grace. I pray that it exists as more than a mind-reality, but that it becomes a firm-reality. We stand on the solid-rock of Jesus, not shifty ground. May we know that we know this truth. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

On that day we meet Jesus, we will run into glorious grace. We will run into grace that loves us, grace that covers us, grace that accepts us and grace that wants us, forever and no matter what. Oh, what a Savior we have in Jesus. All Glory to you, Father.

Jesus said, “…I have called you friends…” (Jo. 15:15)

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Kelly, a fun-loving, active and spunky mom of two rambunctious toddlers, spends her days pushing swings, changing diapers and pursuing the Lord with all her heart. Called a "Cheerleader of Faith", Kelly's greatest desire is to help women live passionately, purposefully and unencumbered for the Lord.

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  • Thank you for sharing your heart on a great need I have in my own heart…am I enough? It’s a question I ask myself frequently. Your words gave me comfort this morning as I surrender my doubts and fears. Thank you for what you do to help others know Jesus.

  • God bless you for speaking this truth God so needed me to hear this morning as I feel so stuck and paralyzed with fear and anxiety that I’m never going to be ENOUGH…enough for my daughter…enough for my husband…it’s exhausting day in and day out… having that voice whether Loud or soft it’s there… but you reminded me this morning as God’s been trying to remind me these past several months, just breathe sister… I am enough because God is in me and He is MORE than enough… where I am weak He is extra strong 🙂
    If I didn’t run into your post this morning and read this I wonder to myself how long would I have stayed stuck today… so cool to see God work through fellow sisters in Christ… God bless you and your beautiful self Kelly! Know that you are enough at all times too… even when you feel you failed… may you be reminded… not in God’s eyes you haven’t sister…❤️

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