whether you change or not

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“Jesus the risen Christ is with us this moment. Right here, right now loves you and accepts you just as you are.

You do not have to change to get his love. You do not have to give up your sin. You do not have to have a conversion experience. Obviously, Jesus wants you to change and yes he wants you to give up your sin and your selfishness… be converted and live, experience the freedom of the children of God but you don’t have to do that to get his love and acceptance. You have that already, before you decide to change and whether you decide to change or not.

Do you believe this?”

(part of a talk that I was watching given by Brennan Manning)

How absolutely scarily beautiful is that?!!

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2 thoughts on “whether you change or not

  1. I think our fascination with judgment, failure, sin and contradiction is ridiculous and an indication of how far we have fallen from original design…Apparently God saw something in us worth selling “all” for and buying it, the guy who finds the treasure in the field has inside info on its value, he could have bargained for a better price but instead sells ALL…so in my thinking…God see’s something worthy of this kind of deal…the cool thing is the field is no longer valued by what it grows as an agricultural commodity (sowing and reaping) the value is now based on what the man invests…this is only scary if your understanding see’s the field value based on what it can produce on its own rather than for the treasure hidden in it…God see’s treasure, we see overgrown thorns and an abandoned product, this creates a contradiction that gets hard to live with…the question arises, who sets the value, me or God?

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