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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 7: God Wants You

GOD doesn't HAVE TO just because HE is GOD.

HE doesn't HAVE TO give me this or give me that

just because I am asking HIM for this or that.

BUT I will keep asking

just because I love talking to GOD.

What if you couldn't talk to GOD?

What if HE said that children should be seen and not heard,

and our being HIS children we had to hold our tongues

and wait our turn for HIM to tell us when to speak.

I think I would burst, as I can't keep quiet.

What if GOD was too holy for us,

so that we could only talk to HIM if

we looked PERFECT

did everything PERFECTLY

and even crafted the PERFECT words

dotting every "i" and crossing every "t"?


CROSSing every "T".

There it is.

CROSSing every "T".

The CROSS that you & I & everyone else didn't HAVE TO

be nailed to.

Think about it. Really think about it.

The CROSS that made us PERFECT enough

so that we can have this

sacred relationship with GOD

so that we can come at

any time & at any moment~

especially in those moments when

we don't feel PERFECT or look PERFECT or act PERFECT


to just talk to GOD

because HE IS GOD.

What if GOD really knows what we are thinking

and what if it isn't GODLY enough?


BUT GOD knows everything that we are thinking

and HE chose to LOVE us anyway

so that HE can be in a relationship

with each & every one of us.

Because we aren't a HAVE TO

as we are a WANT TO.


GOD didn't HAVE TO WANT me or you


GOD didn't HAVE TO birth me or you


GOD didn't HAVE TO

send JESUS to earth

to be the PERFECT man in the imperfect world


HE does know us so well

that we can't be PERFECT enough in ourself

to be PERFECT enough for GOD to even WANT TO

hear what we have to say.

BUT GOD did what HE WANTED to do

for you & me & everyone else~

"How? you ask. In CHRIST. GOD put the wrong on HIM who never did anything wrong, so we could be put right with GOD" (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Oh you know this as it is Christianity 101~

BUT what if we lived it as we really BELIEVED it

and wore


like a tight glove

as a HAVE TO & as a WANT TO

just because

GOD didn't HAVE TO


"WANTS not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one GOD and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between GOD and us—JESUS, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free"

(1 Timothy 2:4-6 MSG)

What if we all WANTED GOD as much as HE WANTS us?

Don't just think about it.

Live it.

Don't you feel so humbled

because you now yourself so well,

BUT GOD knows you even better than you know yourself


HE did it anyway.

I don't know where I am going with this,


I am experiencing GOD this very moment

as if it was the first time

because every moment talking with GOD

is an event


I did nothing to deserve a relationship with GOD

except that

I WANTED a relationship with HIM

because doing life IN me

is not so pretty.


"HE has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of HIS own purpose and grace.

This grace was given us in CHRIST JESUS before the beginning of time" (2 Timothy 1:9).

Will you embrace HIS GRACE as if it is like the very first time

and come into HIS PRESENCE



BUT because


get on the CROSS

so we didn't HAVE TO

because that is

"MY JESUS" (listen to the song below)


What are your thoughts & prayers?

Join the conversation below.

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