We are a very special, if not spoiled, people regarding the goodness of God. Regardless of our level of intention it seems the Father has an extreme grace to cover those intentions. Our diligence can always be more but sometimes it just isn’t. We do what we do and put it before the Lord.
When we pretend to pray,
God pretends to listen.
When we pretend to give,
God pretends to receive.
When we pretend to worship,
God pretends to enjoy it.
This is the nature of His extreme grace. However, the less pretending that is in our hearts and minds, the greater the benefit for us. The Lord seems to appreciate our efforts great or small… but I know the preference is for the greater, the sincere, the intentional, and the devoted. We can fake until we make it or we can make it without faking it. What grace!
“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” Jesus