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About a month later I received a letter from this woman. After reminding me how we had met, she wrote something like this: "Praying that prayer with you has completely changed my life. I am a different person."
What happened? She passed from rejection to acceptance, not by anything she did--trying harder, improving herself or praying more--but simply by accepting what Jesus had done for her on the cross.
CLAIMING THIS EXCHANGE
The worst thing you can do for people struggling with rejection is to tell them to do more and try harder. They will never believe they have done enough no matter how much they do.
Here is the wonderful thing: God loves us. God loves you In Christ we are His children. We belong to the best family in the universe. We don't need to be ashamed.
We are not second-class, not unwanted. We are accepted.
To appropriate this marvelous exchange, confess it with your mouth: "Jesus endured my rejection that I might have His acceptance."
If you really believe this, say: "Thank You, Father, that You really love me and that You gave Your only Son for me. You are my Father. Heaven is my home. I am part of the best family in the universe. I am secure in Your unconditional love and care. Thank You, Lord."
Derek Prince was educated at Cambridge University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.While serving with the British army in World War II, he experienced a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ and devoted his life to studying and teaching the Bible. He has authored more than 40 books including Blessing or Curse: You Can Choose (Chosen).
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