Based on 5 “simple truths” about God and our relationship with Him.
I AM TOTALLY ACCEPTED
Too often I can let my thinking slip into the mindset that says, “I am what others think of me.” When I perceive those thoughts to be negative, undesirable, or repulsive, I can take on a fear of being rejected by those “others.” When I listen to these lies, I place a greater value on the acceptance of people than on the acceptance of God. Freedom from this fear of rejection can only be experienced when I choose to cling to the truth that God has completely accepted me.
Every sin of every person throughout all time was nailed to the cross as the nails were hammered into the body of Christ. Through the crucifixion, God took away the enemy’s power to condemn me for any sin I commit. This was necessary because our Holy God can have nothing to do with that which is unholy or sin-filled. He chose to sacrifice His own Son so that He and I could be reconciled, or brought together. I am totally acceptable to God because of reconciliation. The cross has made me forever and completely acceptable.
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Each truth is depicted in three card designs using black and white photos of barns and other rural settings from Southern Illinois. The cover scriptures connect with the truth that is noted on the back of each card.
The 5 Simple Truths were birthed during a season of prayer and self-reflection. Life was quite a struggle during that time, including some unhealthy thoughts about myself, others, and life. As part of His process of helping me break free from those, the Lord helped me to sort out the lies I was believing about myself, others, and life. Then, He drew me into His Word, showing me His Truth that counteracts each of those lies. Those simple truths were a part of my emotional healing in that season and have become a line of greeting cards as well as a sermon.