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God sees the you that you are becoming.

God sees the you that you are becoming.

Jesus’ enemies bring a woman caught in adultery before Him to try and trick Jesus into giving a wrong or unpopular response – John 8:1-11 (http://bit.ly/2XV6Jh3). But as usual He silences them and His response to the woman is two-fold: “I don’t condemn you” and “Leave your life of sin”.

This demonstrates a powerful aspect of God’s opinion of us – God loves us so deeply that He is not prepared to allow us to continue on in our broken and messed up state. The knowledge that you are loved. The call to live a life that seeks to be better than it is now.

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You are seen

You’ve probably felt incredibly strongly about someone, at some time: that kind of in-love excitement to see someone, or deep anxiety over someone’s safety, or an unstoppable compulsion to help someone?

Read Luke 7:11-17 (http://bit.ly/2Wv4bW8)

Luke 7:13 says that when Jesus saw a mom whose son had just died, ‘His heart overflowed with compassion’ – or He was ‘moved with compassion’ – and He raised the boy from the dead.

Jesus sees you all the time too, and He feels all the feelings. And He’s a strong God: mighty and able to act on those feelings, on your behalf.

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You are made holy

You might’ve had the embarrassing experience of finding a massive zit on your nose or forehead, the morning of a massively important event? (I totally have.)

Maybe you could let your pimples remind you of the reality that Jesus died and rose again, ‘to present [us] to Himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish.’ He died so that we would be ‘holy and without fault.’ (Ephesians 5:27 – http://bit.ly/2WveXf9)

Pimples will pass. (Eventually.)
God’s love for you never, ever will.

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You are noticed

Not long after Mary conceives Jesus by the Holy Spirit’s power, she sings in Luke 1:46-48 (http://bit.ly/2Wt7MUE).

She was a nobody.
A random teenage girl.
And yet she had the full attention of Almighty God.

You might feel that no one takes notice of you. People don’t seem to see your efforts, gifts, achievements or acts of kindness. You’re ignored. Instead of giving in to self-pity – which is such a win for the enemy – why not walk through today, head held high, knowing that Jesus, your King and Friend, takes notice of you, every moment.

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