When we talk about The Creed of the Beloved, I might start by saying that in God’s eyes, I’m not what I do, I’m not what I have and I’m not what people say about me. It’s important for us to remember this, because what God sees and what He knows is what’s true. If I see something and God sees something else, what He sees is more accurate. The reality is that He loves us just as we are, not as we should be.
Religious elites may have told you that once you get your spiritual report card right, then you can go to church and be a Christian. Forget that. Let it go! God loves you just as you are, and if you lose sight of that, everything else you do comes from the spiritually dead place of trying to earn the Kingdom of God. You can’t earn it. It’s a gift, and that’s good news of the Gospel of Grace!