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Fearing Heaven - Standing Before God

If you stopped by because you read my devotion today over at Encouragement Cafe, WELCOME!   So glad you are here! 
Today's devotional is a reminder of what happens when we try to be self-righteous before a perfect and righteous God. We exhaust ourselves and we absolutely fall short of God's glory every time. I spent years trying to do and say the right thing, then I got so exhausted and disenchanted by it all that I swung to the opposite side of the pendulum and rebelled. I was in the big leagues of being a backslider. 
Neither place is good. Both places leave you feeling empty. I pray that we can learn to bask in the fullness of God's grace as we let go of our perfectionism and let God perfect us through Christ Jesus.  

Remember, Lord, Your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.  Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to Your Love remember me, for You, Lord, are good. Psalms 25:6-7 (NIV)
As a little girl, sitting in church listening to…