(Please read the definition of Acceptance - above - again.)
As I sit here writing this 52 WKP on Acceptance, I can think of a clear example that has stuck with me and spoke acceptance to me personally. My husband always brings me coffee in the mornings! He has for the last 35 years of our marriage...every day! One morning in particular he brought me my coffee, “as usual”, but this time was not “usual.” We had a huge argument the night before, and we went to bed really angry at each other. So, I was kind of shocked that he brought me my morning coffee! I looked at my husband and asked, “Why are you bringing me my coffee?” He answered, “I may be angry with you, but I still love you!” BAM! Acceptance!
Each of us needs to know that we are still loved and have value even when we don’t do it all right. That cup of coffee (or a cup of cold water-Matthew 10:42) given even when differences are obvious or after a “failure” occurred helped communicate value, acceptance, and love.
Jesus - The Light of the World: (Jesus Meets Our Need For Acceptance)
Acceptance is one of my top needs. During my growing up years, I had a lot of rejection and went without many needs met, so I began to wonder, “What is wrong with me?” But….God, He filled my need and made it clear that He accepted me for me...end of story or maybe I should say “beginning of a new story”!
Has He done this for you? Do you know how completely accepted you are by our Heavenly Father? Maybe, as I did, you grew up feeling unaccepted or unacceptable. God tells us He rejoices and sings over us! What??? The Father of the universe sings...over me???
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.