I just finished reading “Grace Intervention” by Bill Giovannetti. I recommend it to anyone that is struggling with a relationship with God and believing His love for us is unconditional. He loved us so much that He went to “Calvary” to purchase us. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 NIV. God’s grace is incredible and I still struggle believing it, but ‘Grace Intervention ‘ made it more clear to me.
I was raised in a legalistic environment, where I thought God had all these rules I had to follow and if I did not, he would reject me. I could never measure up and it sucked the life and joy out of me. My relationship with God was based on fear, not love. Now I know different. I have been set free from the bondage of performance, because God is not interested in my performance. He loves me because of who I am, not for what I do. I cannot earn God’s love. It is not connected to my performance. It is a gift of unconditional love.
God desires a relationship with us. He wants us to know Him as He knows us. If you have read any of my previous blogs, you know I lost my brother from pancreatic cancer in July. He had a relationship with God and it was demonstrated by the way he died. He never questioned his suffering and dying. He knew where he was going and that gave him peace. That is what believing and accepting God’s love and grace can do.
I want to live this year with a better understanding of who God is and follow Him from gratitude for what He did for me and the price He paid on Calvary to purchase me. He desires to give me life in abundance if I will embrace his love and grace. I hope you will join me in this journey of knowing God more fully. Read “Grace Intervention” to get started. I look forward to hearing from you.
Vickie Parker, LMFT
vickiemft.com, Online Counseling