Thursday, January 14, 2016

Yes or no... ya gotta know!

I know it's so.. Your heavenly Father is just as loving and sovereign when He says ‘No’ as when He says 'Yes.’ So why get mad at Him? He’s just as loving and sovereign when He takes away as when He generously gives to people. And He’s happy to bless and guide His kids. Ya gotta know that! He really delights to help and protect em from evil entities that seek to destroy them. O sure, a believer can be injured.. God might allow that for some unseen but good reason so they’ll shine as a good witness and others might be saved (a real Bible word), but the believer is absolutely indestructible until the day God calls him or her home to heaven. So, why should any human be so short-sighted or dim so as to go up against the Lord or His Church? That’s be so dumb. God is merciful, compassionate and gracious. He can mightily bless and mightily pound so to speak, but all for a good purpose.

Say yes to God today for He often loves to say yes to you. The Bible says in John 3:16"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

So one way God defines his love is in the act of giving to people. However, what God gave (or should we say, "Who" God gave--His Son Jesus) was not a mere gift-wrapped present; yes, God sacrificed His only Son so that we, who put our faith in His Son, will not spend eternity separated from Him. This is an amazing love, because we are the ones who choose to reject God and His way, yet it's God who mends the lonely separation through His intense personal sacrifice, and all we have to do is accept His gift. 

We each must repent and receive Christ into our hearts by faith. The Bible says in Romans 5:8"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Yes, in this verse and in John 3:16we can actually find no conditions placed on God's love for us. God doesn't say, "as soon as you clean up your act, I'll love you;" nor does He say, "I'll sacrifice my Son if you promise to love Me." 

But we each must decide to turn and put our faith in Christ. 

In Romans 5:8we find that God wants us to know that His Gift is free and His love for us is unconditional. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us while we were still unlovable sinners. We didn't have to reform ourselves and get clean first, and we didn't have to make any promises to God before we could experience His love. His love for us has always existed, and because of that, He did all the giving and sacrificing long before we were even aware that we needed His love.

God is Love--it's indeed Unconditional. 

God is Love, and His love is very different from human love. God's love is unconditional, and it's not based on feelings or emotions. He doesn't love us because we're good looking or sweet or lovable ....or because we make Him feel good; He loves us because He is love. He created us to have a loving relationship with Him, and He sacrificed His own Son (who also willingly died for us) to restore that relationship. Say yes to God the Son, to Jesus.
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