Imperfect Perfection

and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 4:24 NKJV

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I glare over from my quiet time and see a heap of a mess staring back at me.  The placemat the children and I made in Bible study together.  Actually, it is the one I made as an example.  It lies upon my Messianic prayer shawl that I wear on the hard days or nights.

It screams the message that prayer shawl represents. 

I AM AN IMPERFECT PERSON LOVED BY A PERFECT GOD.

It tops the stack of files not attended to in my work bag, and the file box and the file safe. 
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And though some might want to straighten it all out.  I decide, “Not me.”

I’m done with straightening everything out so it looks just tidy for others.  Finally, I could care less who sees that I’m imperfect. 

Because if I was perfect I wouldn’t need Jesus.  I wouldn’t need God, and I’m not giving him up for pretend perfection.

I used to dress up and pretend with the best of them, and I still dress up.  It is just differently.

I put on Jesus, and thank God I’m learning to love imperfect me. 

Feeling imperfect? Put on the perfect One who loves and lives for imperfect you. His strength of perfection can only be made perfect in our weakness.

We are complete in Christ.

Colossians 2:10 NKJV

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