The Person You Are Matters to God

Dallas Willard, in his book, Life without Lack, in speaking about spending time with Jesus on a day to day basis, gives this encouragement:

"We don't have to try to be someone we are not. Indeed, we cannot be someone we are not, and we won't find God's blessing there anyway, because God has yet to bless anyone except where they actually are.. We can become someone we are not, but we must begin with who we are now. You - the right now you - are the person Jesus desires to be with."

There is something comforting that I don't have to "get right" with Jesus before I approach him, that I can be with him even after a stinging failure. 

There is something comforting about the ability to be known and loved exactly for who I am and where I am currently, and that Jesus will, if I let him, take me from who I am now, to the person he wants me to be.

If you want evidence of this, just look at Jesus's interaction with ALL people in the gospels.

Grace and Peace,
Brad Swope

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