Why should anyone take the time to get to know the Creator of the Universe?
Okay, I couldn’t resist saying it one more time!
God is Love.
It’s just that simple. True love is faithful.
God is faithful to us, even when we are not faithful to Him.
God builds, restores, encourages, and saves!
He is omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing),
omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time), and
immutable (never changing so I can rely on Him).
He is the great I AM (the final authority, the very present help that I need).
Imagine this for a moment:
LOVE CREATED THE UNIVERSE FOR YOU AND ME.
LOVE is faithful.
LOVE builds, restores, encourages, and saves!
LOVE is all powerful, all knowing,
present everywhere at the same time.
I can rely on LOVE, for LOVE is never changing.
LOVE is the final authority, the very present help that I need).
The Bible, my manual of love for the journey, says that
There is NOTHING that can separate us from God’s love,
His character, His presence.
How do I know that God’s Word is true?
His love rescued me.
Just as He loves me,
He has you on His mind this very moment
and cares about you watchfully.
He wants you to get to know Him better
and experience all the many facets of His love…
It makes my heart do a dance when I think about all He’s done for me
and what He has in store for you!
Yes God, The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
Three united as One,
has designed a unique plan for your life.
That you may do good works and glorify Him.
For one thing, God designed the tapestry that’s you
(your DNA, your unique talents, gifts, personality, passions, experiences, and intellect).
He strategically arranged for you to be born during this time in history
to display His excellence and love, as you get to know, love, trust, and obey Him.
“Will there be problems on this love journey,” you say?
Sure, you will have problems. I do.
They come with living.
But in spite of them, I’m learning that with LOVE’s help,
I can enjoy the journey!
And so can you.
Until next time,
Question – What are you doing to get to know Jesus Christ?
I’ve placed below some of my favorite scriptures in the [New International Version of the Bible] about today’s blog. I hope they bless you!
Deuteronomy 7:9 – Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
Psalm 36:6-7 6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, LORD, preserve both people and animals. 7How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
1 John 4:7-9 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 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.
John 3:16-17 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Psalm 119:72-74 73 Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands. 74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.
Psalm 139:13-14 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Romans 8:31-38 If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written:“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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.
Class dismissed! Now go with God and enjoy the journey!
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