Today’s Blessing (4.21)

Blessed are You, O’LORD our G_d, King of the universe, Creator of all things that You desire not perfection but a heart bent towards You.

Blessed are You, O’LORD our G_d, King of the universe, Creator of all things that You desire me now for who I am not for what I might become.

Blessed are You, O’LORD our G_d, King of the universe, Creator of all things that You desire my pursuit of You not just my declaration.

It’s been a long week – I’ve been fighting an onslaught of migraines this week. Oftentimes during a week like this I begin to feel depressed or give into deep despair because of all the things/time that I’ve missed out on. Whether it is keeping up with my blog or studying the Text – or spending time with those that I have the honor of discipling or just hanging out with. I’d actually allow myself to believe that I was disappointing G_d in weeks like this – weeks when I was just barely making it through. This feeling would ultimately lead me into further despair and a longer road back to healthy living.

I am convinced as I learn more and more about who G_d is – that He is actually more concerned about my well-being than I am…That His heart is for me – not just – what I can do for Him. It’s amazing to me how I used to believe that, at any moment, G_d may reject or punish me for failing to live up to a set standard (more often than not it was a standard that was not even His but my faith communities)…

I believe that G_d calls us to so much more in the way that we should live within His creation…but not as a standard for measuring our value – but rather as a blessing of a better way of living while increasing the standard of living for those around us.

I pray that each of us today will set aside our need for perfection and instead enjoy the pursuit of the Creator! Live a life bent towards G_d!

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