Right now I am reading and studying tonight for next Sunday, (Romans 2:25-29) and I was led to a verse that has always captavated me and has always challnged my own view of myself.
It's a scripture that speaks about us meeting God for the first time face-to-face in His heaven. I think the great challenge for me is that I am so often grieved by my failures and shortcomings when following Jesus, that I tend to disqualify myself from seeing this verse as a reality for me and my future.
But the truth is - this is exactly what my future holds. That's because God keeps His promises and this verse is going to happen to me. But not only that, He has also promised me eternal life!
Just imagine - The God of all creation is going to be glad to have me there with Him. That challenges my faith because, what would such a great God as He is, have anything to do with me as I am? - the answer is JESUS CHRIST !!!
"The LORD your God in your midst you, The Mighty One, will save you; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” - Zephaniah 3:17