PERFECTIONISM


Have I not said that if your mind was stayed on Me then you would have perfect peace? I am perfection. Everything you have need of can be found in Me. Why then, do you demand perfection of yourself and others? Following My commandments is not burdensome when you die to self and allow My Spirit to empower you.

Stop trying to obey in the power of the flesh, but instead yield to Me and I will provide the grace that you need to obey. Striving to be perfect will only lead to frustration, guilt and condemnation. Relying on My perfect grace will allow you to walk in perfect peace. Jesus modeled perfection and has shown the way. Follow Him closely and rely on My Spirit at all times.


Isaiah 26:3 Amplified Bible (AMP)

“You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character],

Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].


Philippians 3:12 Living Bible (TLB)

I don’t mean to say I am perfect. I haven’t learned all I should even yet, but I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ saved me for and wants me to be.

Psalm 119:96-97 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

96 Nothing is completely perfect, except your teachings.

97 I deeply love your Law! I think about it all day.


1 John 5:3 English Standard Version (ESV)

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.


Job 37:15-16 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 Do you know how God directs His clouds or makes their lightning flash?

16 Do you understand how the clouds float, those wonderful works of Him who has perfect knowledge?

Psalm 27:4 Living Bible (TLB)

The one thing I want from God, the thing I seek most of all, is the privilege of meditating in his Temple, living in his presence every day of my life, delighting in his incomparable perfections and glory.


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