I Am Loved and Accepted

You are either accepted or rejected. And you are accepted in Christ. You are either loved or not loved. And you are loved in Christ. You are loved and accepted by God no matter who you are. 

There is something built into every person and that is the deep desire to be loved and accepted. 

When you really believe that your Father in heaven loves you, and you respond to that love and acceptance with a grateful heart that is willing to follow and obey God, then most of your negative emotional baggage gets healed and left behind. 

When you know you are loved and accepted, you can move into great neighborhoods that few people could ever live in. It is an exclusive place of royalty, richness, and tranquility. 

The neighborhood association sees people through the eyes of Jesus and loves people with His heart. 

I am not ashamed to tell you that I moved there some time ago. I moved into the neighborhood of I could care less what other people think about me neighborhood. 

I used to live in the courtyard of codependency; before that, a high-rise of rejection; before that the luxury homes of loneliness. Now I live in Lexington KY! 

But in Christ I am loved and accepted! I could care less what other people think about me because I don’t live for the approval of other people. 

I live because I am an approved workman of God who is not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

I am loved and accepted by my daddy in heaven and at the end of the day that is all that counts! 

Be Blessed and Encouraged 

Bill Rieser 

Encounter Pastor