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I was reading in John chapter 14 and had to read it a few time to really get the meaning of the passage… just to interject, I believe that most of religion and religious leaders today really do not think that God is a loving, kind Dad that wants the best for you and I and that he is not a judge or something to fear. Yes I know it says fear some in the Bible, but look at the translation, the fear is not like the fear of the horror movies. Actually He says not to fear more than He talks about anything else. Why do you think that is?, ok enough interjection, but back to John 14, Phillip an apostle ask Jesus to show him the Father, His response is , 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. (The works that He was performing, miracles, healing)12 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. Ok really, Jesus did you just say anything that I ask? I have heard this verse explained away to mean a lot of other things, but I do not find a caveat here at all. What if your dad came to you and said ask anything in my name and I will do it, come on go ahead, ask me? What would you do? Would you ask, and would you get something from your dad? If it was within his power I would. Well then how much more would He love to give us what we ask for.

We fail to understand that God gave you the desires that you have in your heart, he made everything, every cell in your body and He delights in you and who you are. Why do we have such narrow minded Christianity and feel everyone has to conform to what we think. I truly believe that a lot of people are turned off by Christians and their God due to this fact. He loves you far more than you can imagine and passionately wants to have a deep personal relationship with you, one that is fulfilling,lasting and full of UNCONDITIONAL love! Nothing can ever separate you from the love of God, NOTHING! Isn’t that great, that is incredible. The creator of the universe wants to sitquiet placedown with you in the quiet place and be with you, talking and enjoying what you have with each other. Try it, find a quiet place and ask Him to come and talk to you, He will come and He will be there.

The passage in John comes after the disciples wanted to call fire from heaven to kill a prophet that was teaching in the next town, and yet He still offered “whatever you ask in my name, I will do it.” Maybe I am just being literal, but I believe He meant exactly what He said. So I am asking BIG! I think He will be tickled to make that happen.

In the quiet place at one time, God said to me, Ken, when you get here, I will never say that you trusted me too much!, I think that was an invitation to realize Him in a whole new way. He is passionate about you too…

Do we really know the love of God, really know?

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I know that I have posted a lot these last few days, but then again there has been a lot going on as well… This is something that is a personnal struggle and a realization that God has brought to me through about four or five different things that have happened these last few days. I realize that I must know how much God loves me before the power of God can be manifest in my life. What I mean is really know, understand and KNOW how much He loves me.

He loves me so much He put me before the feelings and life of His own Son! He loves me so much that He made Himself sin so that I could have redemption! He loves me so much that He made me the righteousness of God, forgiven and placed at the right hand of the Father! These are not mere words, as I had come to believe, this is reality and my belief in those words does not make them the truth, they are truth regardless of whether I believe them or not! HE LOVES ME FAR BEYOND ANYTHING I KNOW! The perfect Lamb of God became sin for me, forgiving once and for all the sins of mankind, including me! Jecus Christ on the cross looked down through the anals of time and saw me in need of His sacrifice and embraced with love the moment that I would allow Him to love me!!

Only then can I know the power of God in my life, without love, as I Cor 13 states, there is nothing. Without His love there is no power, no meaning. Herein is love not that we loved God, but that He loved us and gave Himself for us! He has made a way for me to be righteous before the everlasting God! What a thought, what a God, what a love!

I will allow God to love me the best way that He knows how, that has got to be good! After all He has perfect love, Praise you Father, thank you Father for the love you have for me! I want to bask , float, soak up and revel in the love that the Father has poured out on me, realize it, enjoy it and swim in it! Do you really know how much God loves you? Not in your head, not something that you have heard in church, but really know and understand how much the really loves you? Really? When I started this blog I had part of the title, “the prusuit of an intimate relationship with God” that was soon changed to His relentless prusuit of an intimitate relationship with us! He wants with all the passion and love He has to have an intimate relationship with us and show us how much He loves us! Drop the actions, drop the spirituality, drop religion and get to the real core of knowing and understanding how much He loves you! I am as I told Him this morning, allowing Him to love me to the fullest, knowing that is what He wants to do and is delighted to do! Incredible!!

Ask Him to show you how much He loves you, He would lover to show you more than you want to know!!

I am not really a fan of Celine Deon, but this song reflects how God loves us! Loving us back to life!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsZSCZZn8xc

Communicate with Him… He longs to talk to you.

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Always remember the voice of God is always the sound of love

“I have loved you with an everlasting love.” — Jeremiah 31:3

God loves you, and He loves you with a love that you don’t know anything about, because there is no human love comparable to divine love. His love cannot fail, ever, it is impossible. He wants to forgive you completely and fully. He wants to have an intimate relationship with you.

“God is love.”— 1 John 4:16

“Indeed the very hairs of your head are numbered.” — Luke 12:7

It doesn’t make any difference how far you try to run from God he is waiting with open loving arms ready to hold you and give you peace. He loves you. His eye is on you. Bible says that God sent His Son from heaven to this earth for you. Jesus Christ came to this earth to take your sins upon a cross once and for all.

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.’”
— Jeremiah 29:11

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, {9} not of works, lest anyone should boast.”  – Ephesians 2:8-9

Everything about our relationship with God depends upon us trusting Him in faith, by resting in His grace. We are to come to Him as a little child saying, “Daddy pick me up”, and He does, Then He carries us. Our struggle to be good has no effect on Him, He wants us there as a child resting in Him. “Come unto me all you that are heavy laden and I will give you rest, my yoke is easy and my burden is light”

Lets get past all of the stuffy religion and sit down with Him and talk! Talk to Him, tell Him your heart, communicate with Him, He longs to hear you…