Knowing and believing God accepts us in Christ Jesus strengthens our spiritual walk. It enables us to accept others. It is only by God’s grace, through His amazing love, that we can do so. Because God loved us, we love Him and others. Because God forgives us, we forgive ourselves and others. Because God accepts us, we accept others.
It is important to recognize the difference between acceptance and approval. Acceptance pertains to who we are, approval to what we do. We might not approve of someone else’s decision, but we accept them regardless because we love them. When others disapprove of our choices, knowing our acceptance frees us from rejection. God calls us out of rejection into acceptance.
The more we receive our value from God, the less we look for it from other people. We seek to please God, not man. We make decisions from our place of acceptance in the Lord. We trust that even when we do not make the right choices, His love and acceptance remain. He helps us forgive ourselves and teaches us how to choose wisely in the future. We receive His empowerment to move forward, by His grace and mercy, and walk strong in Him, from glory to glory!
Ephesians 1:3-6 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.”