As I ponder the benefits package of God, I'm forced to admit I haven't seen much of this play out in my life. It's been a collosal disappointment, frankly.
Yet I accept my part. How many times did He tell me to do a thing, and I did not. Not to do a thing, and I did. Invest, save, move, he's constantly talking to those who will listen. Partnership. He will not do your job for you.
If you're an author, he will inspire your book, he won't force you to sit and learn the craft and sit and write the book.
His Benefits take on a new meaning for me tonight, as I look them over more closely.
Forgiveness: implies I first failed.
Healing: implies I was first sick or broken.
Redemption: implies destruction came upon me.
Mercies: imply He protected me from myself.
Renewed Youth: implies the youth was spent and gone first.
Our Daddy keeps his covenant. He has compassion for our pain, even and maybe especially when it's self inflicted.
I don't und…