June 21, 2011 § 1 Comment
As Christians, we are loved by God because He first loved us (John 3:16) by giving His only Son. We are Loved.
As humans beings, we are always looking for someone or something to love. We are lovers of things bigger than ourselves, things that identify us to a greater group, cause, status, or feelings about ourself.
Did you know that you are loved by something bigger than yourself- bigger than everything on this entire planet? While this concept may be something you would read over because your past that in your walk with Christ, do you truly believe it?
Consider this verse:
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”–Romans 8:35-39
Nothing can separate you from being loved by Christ. Not the shame in being overweight, having a divorce, losing a job, or failing to wake-up this past sunday for church. Don’t allow yourself to fall into the all too popular trap of saying that no one could ever or will ever love you. The bible takes the time to explicitly state in that verse that nothing, not even our sinful and Godless past can separate us from the love Jesus has for us.
So now that you know you’re love, embrace being a lover. Embrace that fact that you are loved by the creator of this entire world and that He wants you to love him back.
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” -1 John 4:9-10
God never wanted us to waste time earning His love- how could we? How could we even attempt to catch the attention and love of the creator of this entire universe? What would we possibly do to impress the being that made everything we know and love? That’s why He sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus died for our sins, so that we could embrace being love to show love to others and not have to waste our life away trying to earn our right into Heaven.
God would have never given up His only, precious Son if He didn’t have a purpose for you. God is calling you out of your ways, out of your feeling of abandonment into a life filled with love and care. A life filled with a purpose and blessings. All you have to do is embrace the love God has waiting for you.