Friday, September 01, 2006

September 1


I grew up with the idea that God was sitting with a great ledger and a pen poised next to my name. Every time I made another mistake, a black mark appeared by my name because I had been so "bad." I realize now that in much of what I did I was using others' values as a criteria for what I should be. It is possible to see now that whatever I did that was "bad" was not unique. It had been done before. None of us are clever enough to come up with "something new." Have I stopped using the standards of the world to govern my behavior?


God, I know that You will do for me what I cannot do for myself. Help me remember You will accept me with all my imperfections.


My imperfections are a sign of my humanness.

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Zena said...

I am sharing a few quotes to accompany today's reading!

Zena said...

“Remember God is not surprised by your inabilities, your imperfections, or your faults. He has always known everything about you that you are just now finding out, and he chose you on purpose for himself.”
~Joyce Meyer

Zena said...

And my favorite:

“My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.”

~Mahatma Gandhi