For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
and are justified freely by his grace
FROM THE FATHER'S HEART
My child, sometimes I see you trying to strain for My approval like a child acting out to get his parent's attention. Your activities, busyness, and good works add nothing to our relationship unless they are done because of your love for Me—and not to earn My favor. I am the justifier, who made you pleasing in My Father's eyes, not because of your performance, but because of My death.
A GRATEFUL RESPONSE
How could I measure up to a holy, righteous God as You? I fall short, again and again. Yet because of Your love and grace, You are the justifier—treating me as if I had never sinned. Because of Your death, every sunrise is a brand-new day to welcome with joy.
God's thoughts never change toward His children. Day by day, He showers us with new mercies, unlimited grace, and unending love.
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