God Enjoys Us Even When We Slip Up — A Quote by Mike Bickle in “The Pleasures of Loving God”

“God will enjoy us while we are immature. The knowledge of this is a vital key to turning sincere desire into spiritual maturity. We must not confuse God’s enjoyment of us while we are maturing with His approval of every desire of our lives. Jesus enjoys me, while at the same time He disapproves of a single area of struggle in my life. It is not an all-or-nothing relationship. Some think that God either approves of all we do or disapproves of us entirely. This is simply not correct.”

“God loves and enjoys me while correcting me in various areas of my life. We must not confuse His correction with rejection. When He does correct me, it is because He loves me… Our spiritual health and maturity depend upon knowing that God enjoys us, for it addresses the fear of rejection within our hearts. The fear of rejection and the trauma of shame are the most powerful emotions in the human spirit.”

— Mike Bickle, “The Pleasures of Loving God”, p 110

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