Imperfect Me

“What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You have made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. Psalm 8: 4-8 (NIV)

Today I visited my Mother, and we chatted and laughed until the lateness of the hour demanded closure. Our usual practice is to pray, and read a devotional along with the Word of God. I needed to hear my Mother pray. I love to listen to the heartfelt prayers in which she expresses so much faith and gratitude. Immediately, I requested her to pray for us. In this particular prayer she stated ” what is man, that thou art mindful of him…you have made him a little lower than the angels.” I was touched in a way that words are unable to describe. I was humbled by the declaration of those powerful words. Although, I am no longer able to physically kneel, my heart bowed in reverance to our Almighty Creator.

As I drove home, I asked myself, “Who am I, that God loves me so much that he sacrificed His only begotten Son?” I am unable to live one day without falling into the temptation of sin. I reminded myself to stop, pray, and think about the big picture. The psalmist describes the unfaltering love from a perfect God for imperfect beings. “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars…what is mankind?”

When I consider my lowly status in comparison to an awesome God; my heart cries out in humble adoration: “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!”

Prayer: Thank you God, for continuing to love an imperfect me. Amen.

© 2017 Sonya Johnson Ruiz

Author: steps2successwithspiritualsolutions

It takes courage, perseverance, faith, and trust to serve God in today's unstable world. Yet, we are never alone. Pray daily and pray often. Study the Bible. The Scriptures are a Love Letter from God to those who accept Jesus as their personal Savior. You will receive comfort, knowledge, and wisdom. God says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love." Jeremiah 31:3. Be blessed in Jesus' name. Amen.

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