Cindy Grasso

Love is Not a Shame Dealer

God’s truth brings freedom. God is not in the business of dealing out shame and disrespect as a way of control. Love doesn’t control others and doesn’t need to. Agape love gives and is. God’s love took all your shame on the cross. He has no need to accrue honor and power because all power already belongs to Him.

“Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense.” 1 Corinthians 13:5 TPT

When you are living in and functioning from God’s agape love neither do you. You don’t have to prove to others you are good enough to be loved because in Christ you are loved by God. You don’t have to tear others down so you can be lifted up, Jesus’ sacrifice has lifted you out of the muck and mire of sin. You are free. You are honored, embraced, chosen, adopted, empowered and equipped to live in the truth of Jesus Christ.

You don’t have to jockey for a position in the kingdom of God, you have it secured by the resurrection. You are raised with Christ to live fully as a child of God with full access to the Father. With heaven at your fingertips and love continually poured over you, you can let go of fear and comparison. No need to live irritated and irritating to others.

You are loved and have divine permission to live that way.

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