As I am or As I should be?

Until we learn to live peacefully with what Andre Louf calls “our amazing degree of weakness”; until we learn to live with what Alan Jones calls “our own extreme psychic frailty…”  Brennan Manning

yes.  I am weak and frail.

The revolutionary thinking that God loves me as I am and not as I should be requires radical re-thinking and profound emotional readjustment…”  Brennan Manning

so – I must be thinking truthfully about things – but not despair about what I see in myself…

I concede, therefore, that it is up to CHRIST to overcome my sins, and not up to the Law, or my own efforts.”  Martin Luther

Principle:  I am weak and frail, and this is no surprise to Jesus.

Principle:  God loves me as I am and not as I should be.

Principle:  It is up to CHRIST to overcome my sins, and not up to the Law or my own efforts.

Why is this so hard to believe???

Lydia and baby chicken 2003Lydia in Guatemala 2003

Alas!  Lord, here is a little chicken hidden under the wings of Your Grace.  If it gets out of the shadow of its mother, the hawk will seize it.  Let it then live by the help and protection of the grace that brought it forth.”  St. Augustine

“In His lifetime on earth He was a great gatherer of the weaker sort,and now that He dwells in Heaven, His loving heart yearns towards the meek and contrite, the timid and feeble, the fearful and fainting here below.”  Spurgeon

The verdict is in…He loves you as you are.  Today.  This very minute.

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