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Contrary to what our negative thoughts and the enemy of our soul tells us at times, when our Heavenly Father sees any person who has placed their faith and trust in Jesus, He is greatly pleased. He is pleased, because in us, He sees the finished work of Jesus.
Maybe you are walking in all-out faith and loving even your enemies. Or, maybe you are struggling in your Christian walk and falling into the enemies’ trap of reoccurring sin and self-condemnation. Either way, God is pleased when He sees anyone who has accepted the finished work of His Son.
He said, "It is finished!" And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. John 19:30b NAS
Like Paul, I am not saying that sin is okay or that we should not try and do our best. I believe we should love others and always do the next right thing. But to say that God is anything but pleased with a believer, the fruit of Jesus' finished work, is to diminish Christ’s obedience and make the fulfilment of Jesus work about us.
Even so through the obedience of the One (Jesus) the many will be made righteous. (Rom 5:19b NAS)
The truth is, the more we understand that our Father is pleased with us and loves us as much as He loves Jesus, the more we will naturally walk in love, letting His love fulfill His commandments through us, even loving our enemies (Rom 13:8-10).
May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me (John 17:23b NLT).
If you have received the finished work of Jesus, never forget that God loves you as much as He loves Jesus and He is greatly pleased whenever He sees you. Plant these truths deep into your heart and mind so the fruit of God’s love will naturally flow from you, overcoming even your most persistent faults.
Our Father is pleased whenever He sees His children.
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