Saturday, March 3, 2012

Just A Few Thoughts On Love: God's Style

I looked up the word love in the Bible dictionary, and after reading the rather lengthy definition, I realized that His love is so vast that I can't even begin to fathom it.  I am always amazed at what Jesus did for us at Calvary.  He went to the Cross out of love for us.  He didn't have to do it, but he did.  He made the largest sacrifice.  I sometimes wonder if I would do the same for him.  Then I remember that if I am operating in His love, then yes, I would be able to do the same.

We are to let God's love flow through us to those around us.  With His love we will be able to have an effect on a hurting and dying world.  If we are able to love with the Love of Christ we will not sit in judgement over the lost, but we will be reaching out to them.  When we try to do things with our imperfect human love we at some point come to a screeching halt, because it can't go where our Lord's perfect love can go.

God's perfect love casts out fear.  If we let his love cover us, and flow through us to those around us, then we will be able to overcome the fear that is within us.  His love also means that he can show mercy where we will, in our own imperfect love would not be able to do so.  With his love flowing through us, forgiving others will come easier than if we were working in our own imperfect love.

When I hear that song How High, How Deep, How Wide Is Your Love, I am reminded that his love is an everlasting love that will never end.  It's always there, and he loved me even before I was born.  He had a plan for my life before I was born.  He knew everything that would happen to me in this life, and he already knew everything about me, and he Loved me.  He loves me more than any person could ever love me, and I know that because he loves me, I can come to him with anything and he will never leave me, no matter what it is.  He loves me enough to let me know when I am grieving him, and he helps me to make any and all changes in my life that need to be made.

God is love, and he love you so much that he sent his son to die on the Cross to pay the penalty for any and all sins that you could ever commit.  If you are feeling like you could never be loved by God, or that maybe you've messed your life up so much that he would never accept you, then I want you to know that there is nothing that you could do that would make him not accept you.  He already loves you and wants you to come to him, and grab a hold of his love, and let him take over in the drivers seat of your life.  If you let Him take over you will have the biggest big brother ever, and he will always be there for you.

May God bless you...