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 Approved by Jesus
02/10/2017 15:56:52 GMT
Written by David Hathaway

All of us are important to Jesus; you are precious in His sight. Jesus doesn't look upon your clothes, He doesn't look to see if you have money or prestige; your value to God is not based upon what possessions you have accumulated; you are valuable to Him because you are His child. In the sight of God nobody is an outcast or a reject. God loves the sinner. The wonderful thing about Jesus is that He would always make time to fellowship and embrace the sinner; whether it was the woman at the well or blind Bartimaeus, He would always stop what He was doing, listen to them, and heal them physically and emotionally. 

If only you can fully understand the love that God has for the sinner. Look how much of His time and energy is directed towards saving the sinner. The lost sheep takes priority over the safe ones in God's plan ever time! In my crusades I do not see the people as others might - all the energy and power of God is being concentrated at that moment on reaching these people's hearts, not merely their heads - I see individuals whom God desperately wants in the Kingdom because I know what God wants to do in their lives.

All of us once were sinners whom God loved, chose, fashioned and created. As an evangelist I know that when God looks at the sinner, He doesn't just see alcoholics, drug addicts, the hopeless broken lives. What He sees is the potential, what they can be when He touches them! God is always seeing the future. When you were still a sinner, God saw something in you He wanted. Sometimes it takes a long time - with Moses it took 80 years to form the real man that God could use to do the job! If only you knew what God sees in you, if you could see yourself as He sees you, not as you see yourself! What a difference it could make in your life if you would recognise your potential with God!

I want this truth to sink deep into your heart: You are accepted, approved and loved by God. 'Even before the He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure. So, we praise God for the glorious grace He has poured out on us who belong to His dear Son' (Ephesians 1:4-6).

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