God is love. Because of this, the love of God is a reality among us. God sent His only Son into the world so that we could find true life through Him. This is the embodiment of true love. Not that we have loved God first. But that He loved us and sent His unique Son on a special mission to become an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:8-10
We were dead because of our sins, but God loved us so much that He made us alive with Christ. God’s wonderful kindness is what saves you. God raised us from death to life with Christ Jesus, and He has given us a place beside Christ in heaven.
God did this so that in the future world. He could show how truly good and kind He is to us because of what Christ Jesus has done.
You were saved by faith in God. Who treats us much better than we deserve.
This is God’s gift to you, and not anything you have done on your own. It isn’t something you have earned. So there is nothing you can brag about.
God planned for us to do good things and to live as He has always wanted us to live. That’s why He sent Christ to make us what we are. Ephesians 2:4-10
Therefore, be imitators of God as dearly loved children. Walk in love as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God. Ephesians 5:1-2
If your heart is wounded and diseased, immediately check yourself into Righteousness Memorial for treatment. Jesus, your attending physician is willing and able to heal your diseased heart.
Antibiotics will be prescribed. The antibiotics of…
Forgiving those who wounded you, including yourself.
Discarding the “if onlys” of life.
Destroying the idols that dominate your life.
Although the medicine may leave a bitter taste in your mouth, it is for your own good. Until you are willing to bow before the Lord in humility, an authentic union with Him is impossible.
The Lord expects you to make tough decisions so He and His Kingdom are glorified.
Decisions that are not politically correct.
That rub people the wrong way.
That end relationships, careers and dreams.
Yes, following the Lord is not all fun and games. At times it is difficult, lonely and filled with sacrifice. But if you are willing to pay the price, there is hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.
Treasure that is precious and worthy of your pursuit because God’s love created it. Treasure that does not succumb to the ravages of time. When given away. It does not diminish in value but increases exponentially. Treasure that one day will be revealed in its entirety. Blessedness perfected!
This extraordinary treasure is the Kingdom of God that Jesus embodied. A Kingdom birthed through the sacrifice of God’s only begotten Son. Yes, God so passionately loved us that He allowed His heart to be broken so that He could heal ours.
What a wonderful Papa!
The foundation of the Lord’s Kingdom is love. A love that…
Gives, rather than takes.
Sacrifices, rather than seeks personal gratification.
Forgives, rather than seeks vengeance.
A love embodied in the God-man, Jesus.
What are 5 ways you can love like Christ?
(Excerpt from I AM COMMANDER IN CHIEF)