Return to Your Core

21 Jan

God’s Word:  Matthew 5:5 “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less.  That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.”

Jesus’ Message to Me: (My interpretation of what Jesus is saying in these verses)jesus loves me

You don’t need to put any false airs on for Me.  Be content to be yourself—just like I made you.  Ah, that is the key, just like I made you—before you allowed things like jealousy and selfishness to take over.  At the core of your being—you were made in the likeness of God.  Happiness will be yours and that in abundance if you return to your core—and peel off all those layers of bad attitudes and habits.

What you are at the core is the real you.  But the influences of the world tends to cover your core, to hide the real you and put up a false front.  You are never really content with this false front and keep seeking more and more ways to change you into what you think you want to be.  Before long, you forget all about your core and focus only on the outward appearance and the impression you make on others.

I love you just as you are—at the core.  I gave My life to redeem you from the lure of the world that seeks to crowd God out of their lives.  The Bible is a gift to you—to show you the depth of My love for you—just as you are.  Only then do you realize that you are the proud owners of all that can’t be bought—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Jesus’ Question for Me: How long has it been since you returned to your core and realized that I gave MY life to redeem you from sin that so eagerly seeks to take control of you?

Jesus’ Promise to Me:  Return to your core—for there I am waiting.

My Prayer to God:

I praise You for loving me just as I am.

I am sorry that I am not more accepting of others—just as they are.

Thank You for Your Word that guides me back to Your love.

Help me to carry Your Words in my heart and live them out before all those that my life touches.

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