Devotions from Fil Anderson’s book Breaking the Rules

Jesus says His kingdom in not a subdivision for the self-righteous nor for those who feel they have it all.  It is rather for those who know they are sinners and cannot make themselves righteous.  Those who talk the most about others’ need for a savior are often blinded to their own need for one. Jesus came for sinners. We can stop lying to ourselves and admit that we are often unkind, angry, selfish, and mean even towards those we love. Yet we have been warmly embraced and welcomed into God’s family.  “God, whose very nature is love, will never love us any more of less because of what we do or fail to do. Therefore, we don’t have to strive to make ourselves acceptable to God.” We can face our failures, knowing we are deeply loved and forgiven. We repent because we are forgiven and we are grateful.  Isn’t His grace amazing?! It gives second and third chances and never stops. We are
“hopelessly flawed and hopelessly forgiven