“Regardless of whether we feel strong or weak in our faith, we remember that our assurance is not based upon our ability to conjure up some special feeling. Rather, it is built upon a confident assurance in the faithfulness of God. We focus on His trustworthiness and especially on His steadfast love.” Richard Foster
Someone challenged me the other day with the reality that regardless of my effort or even my heart for Jesus, it is GOD and the reality of who He is – His unconditional love – that gives and sustains my life. It’s like Isaiah 64:6 says, “all our righteous acts are like filthy rags.” Even at my “best,” (which is hardly best when compared to the holiness of God) it still has nothing to do with me, and everything to do with Jesus alone.
It’s a humbling reminder for me.
It challenges me to wake up everyday and readjust my focus.