What God Thinks of You

Oct 11, 2021 | Bonnie Sala, Faith

What God Thinks of You

Many of us have grown up wanting to please—first parents, then teachers, employers, and yes, God. Faith can become only a checklist of things to do and not do, instead of a relationship with someone who deeply loves us.

We know we’ve made many mistakes. We’ve been selfish, unkind, dishonest, and hurtful. You may imagine God looking down at you like a supervisor, reviewing your performance and raising His eyebrows. Yet the Bible portrays God differently. “If you hear my voice and open the door [of your heart], I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends” (Revelation 3:20 NLT).

Satan, whose name means “accuser”, plants in our minds false ideas of who God is and how He relates to us. Those ideas often breed feelings of guilt. By contrast, Jesus is called our “advocate” and defender, pleading our case (even when we sin) before God (1 John 2:1 NLT). Jesus advocates for our forgiveness and justification. What a relief!

Satan “…comes only to steal, kill and destroy,” but Jesus says, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). Life with an understanding of how Jesus feels about us gives us freedom from insecurity and guilt. Best of all, know that you are loved by God, and love keeps no record of wrongs (1 Corinthians 13:5). God is for you, not against you!

Resource Reading:  Isaiah 43:1-13

It is Bonnie Sala’s joy to lead Guidelines in its second generation. Bonnie is passionate about sharing the ministry’s devotionals around the world with those who are unreached, new to Christianity, or living under persecution. An enthusiastic cultivator of partnership, she has led Guidelines’ substantial international expansion. Bonnie writes and hosts “Reset with Bonnie Sala” and is an author and speaker. She has two adult sons and enjoys traveling anywhere with her husband, Kevin Condrin.

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