It’s no coincidence that my devotional today is called “Grace Day.”
Do you ever find yourself being your worst critic? Thinking how much of a failure you are, unworthy, or just down right a disappointment…
Well, come to find out, my personality type (which makes up only 1% of the world) tends to make up stories or scenarios that always point toward myself being the bad guy. Meaning, I will never be good enough for myself.
Talk about grace, right?
I just recently went to the Beyoncé concert this last week. I know, you’re jealous. But during the concert, Beyoncé said something that really stood out to me. She said, “in order to be able to truly love another person, you must love yourself first.” She goes on to say, “you must be your own best friend.”
It took me back a minute. “Be my own best friend?” I was so unfamiliar with that statement that I was actually really confused.
Then it hit me. God calls us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. That’s like one of the top two commands by God.
Well if I don’t love myself, how can I love my neighbor? Exactly.
God doesn’t call us to be perfect people. If He did, He wouldn’t have had to send His one and only Son to come and sacrifice himself for you and me.
No, God calls us to be faithful. To live in His grace and UNFAILING love. We are God’s masterpieces. So let’s love ourselves, through Christ, so that we can truly love others.
Join me today, my friends, in a Grace Day. Take some time to sit in God’s presence. Filled with His grace and His love.
God cares about our daily decisions. In Ephesians 1:16-19 God teaches us how to pray for counsel and discernment for not only ourselves but for others too.
Will you join me in praying this over one another today?
“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might”
Ephesians 1:16-19 ESV