It’s for You
Ever read a Bible verse and immediately just known the message God wanted you to receive from it?
When I read this verse today, that’s exactly what happened.
A calling to more time with Him.
Note, I didn’t say “condemnation” or a “guilt trip.”
God doesn’t work in the currencies of condemnation and shame. It’s simply not His thing.
He always just gently places before us what is meant for us.
The Bible tells us that there simply isn’t any condemnation in love.
Guilt is only beneficial if (1) we’ve done something wrong and (2) it moves us to changed behavior. If we are carrying around a guilt trip on a regular basis, though, we can be assured we’ve left any useful purpose of guilt and stepped directly into the Universe of Shame... and God just doesn’t do shame. That’s the devil’s love language. Not God’s.
Those parameters alone will help us recognize God’s voice and know how to interpret what He has to say to us in His word.
It’s always in love.
It’s always a calling to His best for us.
It’s for me.
It’s for you.
So, when I read this today? I felt so loved. He wants more time with me. For me, that’s more dedicated time like this. For you, it may be different. The amazing thing is that God is expansive and creative enough that He can take the same verse and have a completely unique call for all of us through it.
He’s all about YOU, friend.
He loves you like you are the only kid He has ever had... and if it had just been you down here, He still would have sent Jesus just for you.
So, I dare you. Dive into a verse today.
See what God has to say to you. Ask Him to show you. Convict you. Call you.
Pick up that love letter called the Bible.
It’s for you. I promise.