But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18

Some days I feel enveloped in Jesus arms, cherished and warmed by His love. Some days I feel despondent, despairing and inadequate. But no matter how I “feel” I know that He is present with me, loving me, carrying me, enabling and strengthening me.

I often think of the story of Peter walking on the water to Jesus, and how he took his eyes off Jesus and realized his own limitations and … fell. It reminds me to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus, not on people’s perceptions of me or their affirmations, but on God’s acceptance of me. His unconditional, sacrificial love for me propels me to grow to know Him more, to love Him more, to “be holy as He is holy”, to kneel at His feet to ask forgiveness daily and receive it as He washes my feet.

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