Have you ever felt a love like that? Completely unconditional, nothing you would or wouldn’t do for someone or something. Nothing in the world could change how you feel?
Generally a love like that is known to be between a mother and her children. As a mother myself I have felt that bond with my child. It is as if he WAS my heart. It seems like no love can compare…. but the love of God is much greater. God loves me more than anyone can comprehend. He loves you just as much. God CREATED love. When you feel it, you know!!!! For what greater love is this, than to give his only BORN SON to save us all from eternal damnation, and all we have to do is LOVE God in return, and have faith in his son Jesus Christ as our savior!!!! That really is it! Even if we don’t take it upon ourselves to be saved by the holy ghost, he still loves you… but to him, you are like the wayward child who wont listen to you or follow your rules. The only thing that has yet to be said, is if YOU love HIM back!!!! When you love God, you gotta love Jesus, and if you love Jesus:
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
It is whether or not YOU choose to love God, and have faith in him and Jesus Christ as our savior. So many times do I hear “well if your God is so loving and great, why would it matter if we believe in him or not? Doesn’t he love us?”
2 Peter 3:9
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
God does not want us to perish, he wants us to LOVE HIM with NO BOUNDARIES OR EXCEPTIONS. He wants us to obey him and make ready for the day that we will die and go home to be with him. It is man kinds free will that allows us to choose, and it is our STUBBORNNESS that will keep us from inheriting the kingdom of heaven. The lord is waiting on us.
We tend to have this perception of time and understanding of the world we live in. Everything is too soon, or too late. Too hot or too cold. Black or white, night or day. Good things happen to bad people, bad things happen to good people. What we don’t understand is that WE created these extremes. We have made “deadlines” common place, and WE are the ones who allow crooks to walk scot free, and children to be abused and hurt. We have as much power to protect people from those things. Maybe not GODS power, but why would God unveil his great power to a whole group of people who do not believe in him, or care for him.
Think about the story of the plagues of Egypt back in exodus. God exposed himself. He performed miracles of insane power that had every person in Egypt standing in awe of the Hebrew GOD. Even the Egyptians loaded their gold, jewels, and animals onto the carts of the Hebrews as they left!!! You would think that his people would have remained loyal! They did, for a short time. They wandered into the wilderness, and soon their faith grew weak again. They were then yelling at Moses and God and complaining that they would be better off in Egypt than starving in the wilderness. So God then made it RAIN MANNA!!!! They were given so much bread that they were told not to eat or store up leftovers because the next day he would give them more!!! They still stored up leftovers, and that next morning the leftovers had maggots in it because they were told not to save it!!! I wont go into the whole story, but eventually these same folks began building idols and worshiping other Gods.
Now think about what God did for the Hebrews, HIS people who were raised in him, created by him, and were given promises of life and blessings at a time when NO ONE else was. Now think about what most of those same people did for him. They were faithless, and although God had revealed himself to them, they remained faithless, they doubted him, and betrayed him at most given chances. Now that was obviously not ALL Hebrews, but that is what happened with many. Now imagine how much more faithless and doubtful this generation would be. God has revealed himself many times and people don’t even see him when he does!!!! If God were to show himself and come upon the earth and rescue and save everyone, even those who would be faithless and doubtful and cruel given the chance would be sitting in heaven doing what they please, when they please! Now where is the justice in that. Do you not punish your children when they hit you, hurt you, and scorn you? Do you not put them in time out if they were to hit or bite another child? Well why would God allow people to continue to live on richly after death with no repercussion for their actions? Especially after he has made his promise of salvation open to ANYONE who CHOOSES to come to him!!!!!!!!!
For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.
So here is what I am getting at: God will reveal himself to you if you CHOOSE to believe in him and have faith in him. He loves you no matter what, and to see the lost sheep running around and disobeying his every command causes him to weep, but for those of us who will CHOOSE to obey him, our lives are blessed by him, as are our souls after death. We will be with him forever, and it really is that easy. You love him, and you obey him. Just as you listen to your parents because you love them!!!! It REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE!!!! Don’t expect anything good to happen to you if you refuse to love our God unconditionally even when bad things happen to you….. Blessings always come after a storm
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
My prayer for you today is that you will understand that Gods love is unconditional, but you can only be SAVED if you love him too. I pray that you do not forget that to love God, and be saved, that no one can get to him except through his son, and our ‘brother’ Christ. I pray that we will all want to follow him and be “Christ-like” in all of our actions. I pray you will have a faith to stand the test of time and that you will love and obey our living GOD with your whole heart, whole mind, and your whole soul. I pray that because of this you will receive blessings that pour out in great measure. I pray that God will justly reward you for your great faith and love for him. In Jesus Christ’s mighty name, AMEN.
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