From the devotional archives – December 8, 2016

If you’re honest with yourself, you probably realize how often you seek God’s embrace of unconditional love, ask God to fix your problems and, in the process, make your relationship with God mostly about you. While this is not a very flattering portrait, it is accurate. Amazingly, however, God doesn’t hold this against you. Indeed, God loves you just the way you are far more than you can ever possibly imagine. But God also loves you so much that God doesn’t want to leave you just the way you are. God has great plans for your life that will enable you to become a person who seeks to love more than be loved, give more than receive and do God’s Will more than get God’s help. So get all of God’s love you can. Then get ready for that love to take you places you never imagined you would go.