When did God accept you? Right away, was it not? (John 6:37) When someone first told you about Christ, you felt the love that He had for you by dying on a cross to cleanse your sins. (Romans 4:25)
You were overwhelmed by what He did inspite of all that you did and possibly still do. Yet Jesus died and rose again just for you. (2 Corinthians 5:15, 1 Thessalonians 4:14)
He did not care what mess you were in. He did not tell you to “go and clean yourself up before I will love you.” He just did. (John 3:16)
Sometimes we forget that it is what He did for us that made the difference. Does God accept you right away?Yes, He does!
He accepts us right away but thank God he doesn’t just leave us where we are at. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24) The Holy Spirit will continue to nudge us to be a little better than we were yesterday until we are transformed into what God intended for us to be.