HE CARES. More than the person who loves you the most on this earth. And that person might love you a LOT. But He loves you more. And his love isn't flawed. It's true, forever. He doesn't turn anyone away, ever. No matter what you've done that haunts you; that you know is wrong, but continue with anyway. He is always ready to say, "Welcome. I'm so glad you came." And He helps us. Things take time. Becoming like Christ is not an instantaneous thing. As long as you just say, "Okay, Lord. I don't know much, but I know I want to follow you, and become like Jesus," HE will do the work in you.
Philippians 1:6, He will finish the good work that He started until the day of Jesus Christ. You just have to be willing to let Him start.
And no. I had no idea that this would turn into me preaching a salvation blog post. I just wanted to tell you that the Lord worked out our second car situation. We have a second car coming. For free. It has issues, but someone has said they're going to help pay for them. I applied for another job today, at Barnes & Noble. Turns out the manager is talking to the hiring manager tomorrow, and she told me to call tomorrow afternoon, if the hiring manager doesn't happen to call me first.
I TOLD YOU GUYS that I was expecting a car to show up in front of our house. AND IT IS. HA! I told you so! "Oh, no, that's crazy. Blah blah, don't get your hopes up, blah blah." NO. It is happening, so THERE. Is it crazy to believe in love at first sight? NO. It's not. Because God is all about doing impossible things! Because HE CAN. He can do impossible things because He is GOD for crying out the freaking night!
And yeah, I know. A car. Big deal. Um, yes, actually. Would you believe me if I told you that things are coming together EXACTLY the way I saw in my head months ago? That my babysitting job, acar, another job...they would all start falling together around the same time. AND THEY ARE.
SO THERE. Because Jesus loves me.