May 2, 2020
Perfect Love Revealed
With Bishop Ronald K. Powell
Mark 12:30-31 New International Version (NIV)
30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
An Exercise in Self Love:
Take your left hand and put it over your chest caressing your Right Should and take you Right hand and place it over your chest and caress your Lest shoulder and say I love myself and appreciate myself.
Repeat in the reverse order… and tell your evil twin you love and appreciate Him or her.
Today I really want to encourage people with the good news of God’s unconditional love—and to see that reality change our thinking and our emotions.
I hate rejection. How about you?
Rejection is uncomfortable. Self-Rejection even more so!
The side effects are unacceptable; loneliness, anger, fear, and depression.
Many of us try to deal with side effects, without ever getting to the root cause.
We can handle the side effects for a little while, but we will never break free and be 100% healthy until we deal with the root.
The secret to overcoming the root of rejection is found in what I call radical acceptance.
Radical acceptance means that, at your core, you are deeply convinced and assured that you are accepted and loved unconditionally by God.
Good news! In Hebrews 13:5 (AMPC), God says,
“I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”
That is RADICAL. When we let THIS kind of acceptance take root in our lives, you will see the side effects go away.
Now here is the game-changer: Regardless of what others think and say, God does not need you to change for Him to accept you.
God doesn’t love what is washed. He washes what He loves.
He loves you and He will accept you… AS YOU ARE!
When you get a hold of THIS understanding — that He loves you…
THEN washes you AND makes you a king and a priest (Rev 1:5-6) — this radical acceptance will take root and overtake every negative side effect of rejection!
I really want YOU to experience the revelation of God’s love.
I can’t wait for you to feel God’s love in a tangible way. This will take you deeper into God’s love and acceptance, and will help you break free from rejection once and for all!
I would like to begin with a Quote that is pretty much anonymous, although I have seen versions of it from Christian Philosophers.
THIS IS IT:
Our Thoughts Become Words.
Our Words become Deeds.
Our Deeds develop into Habits.
Habits harden into Character.
And Character gives Birth to Destiny.