My loved ones, we have been adopted into God’s family;
and we are officially His children now. The full picture of our destiny is not yet clear, but we know this much: when Jesus appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him just as He is. – 1 John 3:2
There are days when I know the struggle Paul speaks about Romans 7:18 all to well
“I want to do what is right but I can’t:
One minute I’m listening to music praising God, the next minute yelling at the guy who cut me off in traffic wanting to give him the right fist of fellowship.
And there are more serious matters I fail at.
Thinking bad thoughts about those who offend me, gossiping about other people’s failures, critical, judgemental, angry and bitter when people and things don’t go my way.
But even in my failures and yours He loves us anyway.
Because He sees ahead, to what we will become. That doesn’t mean we can just blow off or excuse our failures because one day we will be OK.
No part of knowing Him as Father is humbly going to Him when we have blown it.
Owning our failures, and experiencing His forgiveness and love that 1 John 3:1 tells us He has lavished on us because He calls us “His children”.