Day 22: Perfect
The hard TRUTH is that
I will fail you.
Now that is hard to say coming from a recovered PERFECTIONIST.
I have failed my husband.
I have failed my children.
I have failed my friends.
So does that make me a failure?
Oh you would think,
because aren't I supposed to be PERFECT
because I follow a PERFECT JESUS?
Oh because I fail is why I follow a PERFECT JESUS.
Does that mean that I have permission to fail others?
But as long as I am in this body
my flesh only knows how to fail
"Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall..."*
And that is why we have to HOPE~
"...but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint"* (Isaiah 40:31)
Oh to soar above our failures
when we fail others and even ourselves
when we aren't even trying~
"What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to GOD, who delivers me through JESUS our LORD!" (Romans 7: 24-25).
Oh the taste of
that washes the slate clean
that is so overwhelming
that is so undeserving
that it is hard to believe
when you look at yourself
with your own eyes
or through the eyes of another
that confirms that you are capable of failing
even when you try the hardest
JESUS LOVES ALWAYS
as that is just who HE IS
for you & me & everyone else
who don't deserve it
who can't earn it~
as it is FREE to all who BELIEVE.
So will you bask in HIS LOVE
that is so
that it covers every
past, present & future
that is why we all need
because we all need
"PEFECT LOVE' (listen to the song below)