The Love Problem of Fearing God

People love the love message of God. Rightly so, God is love in its truest and most powerful and yet gentlest form. And this love recognizes our need for God and thus resonates in our hearts and souls. God is truly love and all goodness. This is beautiful and glorious.

There is another aspect of God people get nervous and rejecting about. God is holy. Be a use of this holiness and perfect purity within Himself, He antithesis is sin. He detests it in any form. Sin is detestable to God. This is why Jesus’ redemption is the key to being close to God. Jesus saved us from separation from God. But those who do not receive and accept Jesus’ redemption work for themselves can not hope for eternity close to God. Not at all. God’s holy nature dictates that and so must cast away forever anyone attempting to s eak into heaven without Jesus covering/eliminating their sin. This judgment is unpopular. How can a loving God send anyone to hell? Because He is holy. But He made a way available for anyone who wants it… Jesus. ❤

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An Act of Love While Under Fire

Something maturity and wisdom (from God, of course) is that I am responsible to love and for my reactions all the time. This does not cease to be true when I am under fire or am tired or have been put down or bullied or treated reprehensible by the one I am loving. I mean, it would be nice if everyone came at my with flowers or movie tickets rather than complaints and criticisms and attacks, right? Who wouldn’t prefer that? But see, God expects me to always, under every circumstance represent Jesus and treat others with love. Even the smelly ones. Even the absolute jerks. Even unfaithf people. Why? Because everyone needs Jesus and some just don’t realize it until someone pays them back love and gentleness and joy and truth for their evil treatment. And I want to be treated with love so that is how I will treat others. This is why I kept working with love today when demeaned and yelled at. I keep my pride down and say a prayer and keep doing what I know is a right show of love. It is not what the person “deserved” but it is what God deserves and what I can do to witness to others. And my kids are always watching my reactions and will do what I do. So, Love is always on the menu. Even when treated poorly. That is how it will be. And I am not a victim because of it. I am a victor because through my obdience, I grow closer to Jesus and that is beautiful. ❤ ❤ ❤

Today’s Grace

So, a few good things happened today. I bleached then washed and scrubbed the windows and will re-caulk them once they have dried. Cracks have developed and one coat is not enough in Florida, folks. Also, we are insulating our electrical outlets that are on outside walls. We are insulating thr sliding patio doors and adding a new threshold to our front door and complete the replacement of our lights to LEDs. And whenever they get around to it, the installers will be here of a new solar turbo attic fan to reduce the power use and strain of the air conditioner to work. All these things are paying for themselves in no time at all and will complete our home to an energy efficient one. And that to me is the grace of God at work. He provides blessings to lift n our burdens- spiritual first and then that trickles down to financial and physical. And I want you to know that God provides what we need when we need it if we stay close to Him and stay humble. He truly rewards the pure in heart with the greatest rewards. I would be ok with heaven sometimes, an eternity with Him. But His grace and provision do not ever stop, know no bounds. He keeps loving, keeps giving, keeps blessing, keeps forgiving, keeps improving us. Wish everyone could see it, wish everyone could be filled with humility and draw close to Jesus and see it all. It is beautiful! Oh how I love Him.❤

Contemplations on Love

Love has nothing to do with Hollywood- style lust. Nothing at all. In fact, it is much much more related to purity than that crude, animal lust. Love waits patiently and lust rushes in, like the dirty salesman of evil wanting you to feel a false, unholy urgency to buy now, take the bait now or you’ll miss out. (In fact, I am about over Hollywood altogether, such is their role of pushing evil. Wonder how they will enjoy not having my money.) But I digress. Back to what love is and not what it isn’t. Love is beautiful. It sees and loves pure beauty and life and is all the fruits of the Holy Spirit all wrapped up in one (joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, gentle, faithful, self-controlled). Love is hopeful as well and nothing is as powerful in this universe. Love truly is humble and puts the needs of the loved above the wants or needs of the self. True love is perfect for true love in its purest form is God.❤

Never-ending Love

People say they love you and they mean well, maybe do at that moment. They prove their love by staying faithful and remaining with you forever. Words mean very little to me anymore. Maybe that is cynical but people have cheapened words by their selfishness and ease of changing them. “I love you” then cheat. “I love you” but you need to change. “I love you” as long as someone better doesn’t come along. “I love you” then disappear from your life. Words become cheap. I have become the football star on Jerry McGuire, “Show me the money”. Meaning for me (unlike the movie), prove it. Make it happen. Pay up. Show me the loyalty and faithfulness. Jesus, on the other hand, proved it and proves it every single day. He loved me enough to die for us and resurrected so we could have hope and love with him everlasting. And He answers prayer and is right here with me and His love is so thick, I can feel it all the time. Jesus’ love is never-ending, as no man’s can be.❤❤❤

People I Love

There are people I will love forever.

There are people that I will never like

But these people I still love.

There are people I will never see again

But loving them is a constant companion.

There are people I love that do not know

Because they didn’t realize their impact

And how their words or deeds uplifted me.

There are people I love that don’t love Jesus

And reject Him as their Savior

And that breaks my heart for them

For my love wants them forever in heaven.

There are people I love I consider every day

And I just pray for them because that is all I can do

I will never see or speak to them again.

There are people who love me, but not many.

Although I love deeply, I don’t present it.

I keep it inside, not for fear or any bad thing

But to keep from being overwhelmed by it all.

There are many people that I love, some deeply.

And I continue to pray. I will always pray.❤

Love Forever

We have all had someone love us for a moment. Some love us during one brief season. Some love us when it is convenient or for selfish motives. Very few actually love us for life. I am honored to have a few like this left on this earth, but it is comforting beyond measure to know that Jesus loves us unconditionally forever in the deepest way. He loves you like that too. He even died for us to prove it. We can bank on it, rest in it, live there. ❤