Here’s a review for those who took the “WAIT! I-am-a-child-of-God-I-will-not-worry-this-time- challenge.” For full post, see here.
Repeat after me:
Day 1: God isn’t surprised by your difficulties
Day 2: You shouldn’t be either
Day 3: God loved you enough to die for you
Day 4: Dying to yourself is the best way to live
Day 5: God has it all worked out
Day 6: Get out of His way
Day 7: Great trust brings God great delight
Why Day 3? God loves me (and mine) and He proved it.
But here is how God has shown his love for us.
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Hands of Proof, painted by Hyatt Moore (see here)
Last week a new friend remarked in passing: “Buddha and God — all the same thing. No biggie.”
Really? No biggie? I see a conversation brewing down the line. It may begin with the question: “How did Buddha show his love for you?”
Why Day 3?
Here’s why. He loved me enough to die for me.
I can choose not to worry any given moment. With three daughters and a wanna-be-contractor husband and double college tuitions this Fall, I’m given lots of moments. At any given moment, I can say, “God loved me enough to die for me. I think He loves me enough to take care of:_________________________________”
You fill it in. Your blank can be as long as you like:______________________________________________________________________________________ . . .
Christ’s love on the cross. He’s invited the world. Have you RSVP’d?
Next question: Do I live like I’ve RSVP’d? Today I choose trust over worry. It may not last more than a minute, but I’ll choose it again (and again.) God knows my dusty frame * and keeps inviting and inviting.
Coming this week: Free ebook on God’s Invitation to His Table – one way to invite your friends. It’s why we’re here; it’s why we trust. Stay tuned:
* For He Himself knows our frame;
He is mindful that we are but dust.