Doing what God does

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Jump in the mess of human lives undressed
And sin unconfessed… and see beauty.
Look at the sea of misfits and misery
And cry ’til you bleed… and see beauty.
That’s what God does!
That’s what God does!
That’s what God does, why can’t we?
– The rock group, Skypark


God is crazy about you. He’s all over you like a glove. God waits for you, hanging on your every word. He loves to hear you call to Him. He has been relentlessly pursuing you since before you were born; He sacrificed His Son to remove the barriers to His love for you; and He has plans for you that go way beyond anything you can imagine. How do I know all this? I’ve been reading about it in the Bible for most of my life, and I know it in my heart, and I’m telling you about it because I figure if I keep on like this, I’ll begin to believe it for myself.

How tragic to be measuring and comparing ourselves — trying to qualify for a love we’re already qualified for just by being alive.

Appropriating God’s unconditional love is not as given as it might seem. Jesus said we were to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, but what if I have a problem loving myself? Then the reverse is most likely true; I won’t love anyone else either.

Here’s how to end all this nonsense. Accept God’s love for you as totally undeserved. You’re just as much a scoundrel as the next guy, but here’s the amazing thing: God’s crazy about you. He looks at you and sees beauty. Don’t ask why or how; just believe it. Believe it and you’ll start to see people that way too.

Since when do you love people just because they exist? Since you found out that’s what God does! So when it comes to loving yourself, do what God does: Look at yourself and see something beautiful. Soon you’ll see everyone else that way, too.

Waste all the best on the most dishonored guest
When she’s unimpressed… and see beauty.
Give ’til you’re gone to the least deserving one
And call him your son… and see beauty.
That’s what God does!
That’s what God does!
That’s what God does, why can’t we?
Everyone I know has failed me
Shall I let them take that cross and nail me?
That’s what God does!
That’s what God does!
That’s what God does, why can’t we?
Why can’t we?
Why can’t we?

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4 Responses to Doing what God does

  1. Mark S. says:

    Another excellant Catch – many thx Pastor John, surely appreciate it and you! 🙂

  2. Andrew P. says:

    Have you heard Todd Agnew’s “Something Beautiful”? It’s also in tune with the theme of the last two days.

  3. lwwarfel says:

    Love this & need it so much today! Thanks for sharing your words and Sky Park’s song. I love being the beneficiary of your responses to the move of the Holy Spirit.

  4. John says:

    Good one, I love your messages, and your families commitment to others, Even on my worst days your message blesses me. Blessings and peace to you and your family.

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