Tuesday, May 10, 2011
"Yes, I am going to change you, but how much you change is not the measure of whether I accept you or not. I have already accepted you and loved you—behold, the Cross! Do you need any more proof?
"No matter how much or how little you transform, your victory will always be here at the Cross—where I won the victory for you. As you gaze upon My victory instead of the degree of your transformation, you will find rest knowing that I have already accepted you, and that your transformation is finished in Me. I am the Author and Finisher of your faith, and what I have promised to do I Myself will accomplish in you.
"Behold My victory—My victory is your victory! I have already won, I have already purchased you on the basis of My blood, not your transformation. Rest in My finished work—My victory—and let Me finish what I have begun in you in My own time."
See also: "My Victory" (art link)