Perfectly Imperfect!

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Texture by Kim Klassen; Waterfront 7, 30% soft light

Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely.
Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly.
Though we may feel lost and without compass,
God’s love encompasses us completely.
He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed,
rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken.

~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Kim’s prompt this week for Texture Tuesday is Perfectly Imperfect. And my inspiration come from last Sunday when Twix was baptized into God’s covenant grace.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast. ~Ephesians 2:7-9

We are all born into this world in the human default position…sinners. We don’t like to think of adorable children as sinners…and Twix is just about perfect in every way…but with Adam’s fall, being born a sinner is everyone’s fate. But, for Christians who believe in the saving grace of Jesus, baptism is God’s way of confirming we are not condemned to live that life forever. Through water and His word, we are cleansed and forgiven of our sins and, even though we are still very much imperfect, we’re bought and paid for by JC’s perfect, sacrificial death. Baptism is a sacred act in which God Himself forgives and gives new life, bestowing on us the gift of the Holy Spirit and all His promises.

Even though we are imperfect, we are made perfect through God’s saving grace and sealed at His children through the cleansing of water and his Word.

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. ~Romans 6:4

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Texture Twist and Life Through the Lens.
Texture Tuesday   texture-twist  Life through lens

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11 thoughts on “Perfectly Imperfect!

  1. Thank you for this little reminder. I often find myself getting critical of imperfection in me. This author suggests to pray to God to overcome feelings of overwhelming imperfection: http://goo.gl/J6jzNj
    . What ways do you think we can move forward like the author writes in that blog post?

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  2. I love that we continue to be perfectly imperfect… that even though we are to strive for perfection, He knows that is impossible until He makes us all perfect. That gives me room to relax. Lovely picture… thanks for linking friend.

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  3. Lisa, This is such a lovely post and a beautiful photo from Twix’s baptism. There is reassurance in baptism and His Word; a comfort when we are dealing with our imperfections.

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