The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but because the Lord loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the Lord brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 7:7-8

It is so easy to disappoint yourself. Have you noticed? People will praise you and give you compliments but it is sometimes hard to accept them, always having a clear picture in your mind of what you did wrong.

A Spiritual person, a grace-filled person, will extend that grace inward as well as outward. God didn’t pick you because you earned His attention on merit. He loves you because you are his child, no matter what.

Don’t try to impress God. He’s already a big fan.

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published May 18, 2020