TOPIC: You Are Loved and Accepted.
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SCRIPTURE: 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
JOYCE MEYER MESSAGE FOR TODAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2023.
God wants us to feel loved and accepted. This is why His Word includes so many scriptures that remind us of His unconditional love for us (John 3:16, 15:13; Romans 8:35–39). According to Romans 5:8, while we were still sinners and before we cared anything about God, He sent His Son to die for us, to pay the price for our sins, and to make a way for us to live in close fellowship with Him.
When we receive Jesus as our Savior, He takes our sin and gives us His righteousness, as today’s scripture teaches us. We may not understand the full impact of this. How can we fathom what it really means to be made right with God at no cost to ourselves? This is a glorious truth, one that will change the way we see ourselves as it sinks into our hearts.
I challenge you today to believe that God loves and accepts you completely, that He thinks highly of you, and that you are rightly related to Him through Christ. Think a positive thought about yourself or speak a positive word about yourself based on how God feels about you. I’m not talking about being in pride, but I am encouraging you to be bold enough to believe you really are who God says you are.
David says to God in Psalm 139:14, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Many people struggle to believe such positive words about themselves, but I hope and pray today that you will believe them for yourself, because they are true.
Joyce Meyer’s Daily Devotion Prayer Starter 18/11/2023.
Father, Thank You, Lord, for loving and accepting me completely and for making me righteous through Christ. Help me to feel about myself the way You feel about me.