It is really hard to fathom the love and grace of God for us. I know that a lot of church people say this a lot of the time, but nonetheless, there is a big reality and truth that is not diminished by the rhetoric of church people. His love is portrayed by the unconditional, far reaching effect brought on by a God that loves you and I totally and completely. We will never understand what that love is like unless you are able to fall plat on your face and still know that, “I am the righteousness of God recreated by the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross with no limits. There is no condemnation or manipulation involved in this scenario, Gods love is incredible perfect, cleaned by the everlasting power of His blood, that more than satisfied the the debt for the sins of all mankind.
We need to stop talking about the devil and what he can do, because we all know that the words spoken by Jesus when He said, “It is finished” forever defeated the devil and out flesh. They are dead, regardless of what or how we think about it, it is finished! We are free from the law of sin and death, totally free. Ok, pastors don’t tell me that someone has to hold people responsible for their actions, because if God see each of us a righteous and free, don’t you think you place might be to see that same thing as God, Really! Nothing, Nothing, Nothing can separate us from God and his total forgiveness. Nothing!
If that is the way that God sees me then I have to believe that he has entrusted me with all of the power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead. He finds us worth a lot more than we think! When he talked to Peter after the denial, He was not condemning, He had just finished the process for that denial a few days earlier! What an incredible thought, praise you Father for the love that you show to me every second of every day!
I suggest that we walk each day knowing that we are blessed and have the favor of God on our lives, total blessing and love. He does say His yoke is easy and burden is light. I hear those that say I have to bear my cross everyday, why, He did that a long time ago, you are no more religious for having trials than the person that completely trust God and exist in Him… Head up, walk ahead knowing that He is going ahead of you preparing the way! Cool
When I try to contemplate how much He loves me I can’t seem to get my arms around the unlimited capacity of His Love. I think that our infinite human mind has a hard time dealing with the kind of love he has for us. It is unconditional, unending, uninterrupted it completely forgives and restores regardless of the offense. From my human mind that is hard to imagine. However just because I can’t seem to grasp His love does not for an instant mean that His love is not true or does not exist. My knowing or understanding is not the directive that makes His love for me real, it is real and it is the truth. I am so glad that my believing is a prerequisite to the truth…I do know that He loves me far more that I can even understand, or comprehend. When I think that something that offends Him happens, it is paid for and restoration is complete actually before it happens. I will always have right standing with God no matter the circumstances, again this is not about me it is about what He has done in my place. What a place to be in our walk with Him, forgiven, spotless before Him completely all the time. Now that give us a totally different outlook on life and our relationship with Him. That is a great thought, a great realization and a wonderfully loving God who wants to be intimate with us. So today when you feel that everything is not going well, or your day is kinda not working for you, just think about how much He loves you, how much He really cares…even in the smallest things, talk to Him, tell Him your inner most thoughts and feelings. Just try it, I mean what can it hurt, right?
I am the type pf person that I need to see how things work, don’t worry, God has talked to me a lot about this, there are things that I just cannot understand, the human part of me just cannot see that He sees. In my last post I commented on how when we do something wrong that is when we know whether we really trust God or not. Here is where this has been going with me, when Jesus died on the cross He paid for all the sins of mankind, past, present and future. That is why Romans 8:1 is so relevant. There is no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus. Why because it has nothing to do with what I have done, but it has everything to do with what He has done… Not by works of righteousness, but by faith in the finished work of the cross. The sin that used to be in my life was not only paid for, but the righteousness of God screams out “Not guilty, that is paid for” I did not just escape without punishment, He already paid for it in it’s entirety. What a Savior, what an Advocate, what a God, allowing me to be set free from the law of sin and death, free to live a life without guilt and manipulation, free to love and adore Him for what He has done… This is so true that the Apostle Paul stated a couple times in Romans,”What shall we say then, do we sin more that grace may abound?” That is not the essence of what He has done, I have an intimate relationship with Him, I love Him, He talks and shares with me the creation. What a miracle that He has provided… Talk to Him, this is not exclusive, this is for everyone, He really is in pursuit of you faster than a policeman trying to stop you for going 120 mph in a 35 mph zone! Stop listen and let Him love you!
Reading this is something that has become more real to me everyday… If I had to follow a ton of regulations and laws to get there, I would be the last one in the throng of people trying to attain! I has been a while since I last posted, a lot has happened, but one thing I know is that God is totally in love with me! I wish that words could express the love that I feel from Him all the time. When I say love, I mean unconditional, everlasting, precious, intimate love that He wants to show me everyday.
It is always said that we know that we trust God with our very being when things get tough, on the contrary, when things are bad we do not have a choice, we run to Him. When you step out and do something that you might consider a sin, do you trust His unconditional love at that point, or do you take the traditional christian approach and beat yourself up with condemning thoughts and accusations. Of course we know that the accuser is the devil himself and no one else, aided by your flesh to bring you into condemnation. Romans 8:1 “There is now no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus” I believe, I mean it looks like it to me, that the word no there means no, really! That is the victory that overcomes everything, the freedom in Christ Jesus. What a thrilling and blessed thought that His unconditional love is genuine and works in all of us… We do not sit in condemnation or fear, we sit at the right hand of the Father with Jesus in power, strength, whole and righteous. I John 4:17 says that as He is, so are we in this world. Just look at how He is, full of glory, righteous and full of power, raised from the dead and endowed with everything His Father has. SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD! Enough of this religious faking it until it gets real! It is real!
He wants to have an intimate relationship with you more than anyone else in the world, and He paid the ultimate price to get it! Accept that, live in it, walk in it, and show the world what a God we have!!!
Seeing as how my last post was about having fun, thought I would have some fun. I am not sure how to even tag this or comment, it just made me laugh. Then I wondered where he lost his tooth? The other thing is that he has more hair than I do, but that is not funny! Well, ok it is then, OK! Anyway enjoy the smile and let it lighten up your day!