It is only when I fully understand how much the Father loves me as an individual person that my heart will become soft. I can think of many reasons why the Father might love me in my head.
I go to a certain church. I might think that He loves me because He has an amazing future for the church I attend.
I can think that my family has always been Christian so God must love me. It is not myself but my family line.
It might be that I come from a certain town which has a history of revival therefore He loves me because He loves this place.
It might be that He loves my Pastor, he has always led a professional, well respected church.
There can be lots of reasons why He loves me.
Do I believe he loves me for for who I am? The answer in some cases will be no. Therefore I find that, because of unbelief , a relationship with father God is very difficult to maintain.
If I cannot come to the throne of God just as I am then my talents will remain hidden. To find a jewel I need to mine into the darkness. To find my talents I need to delve deep into my pain. Delving into my pain helps me to bring it to Father God in order to heal my wound.
Today I choose to come to the Father just as I am.
Will you come to the Father just as you are today?