How does God love me?

God loves each of us completely. Now, what does that mean? It means that God loves every fiber of your being right down to your DNA. He put it together and placed all of your gifts and abilities in those strands of your building block molecules. So, when you are called to become an adopted child of His through your acceptance of Jesus as your Savior, you are supposed to give your complete life and love back to Him.

How can I give my life and my love to Him? The first act of love from yourself to Him is to accept Jesus as your Savior and learn about Him and His commandments in the Bible so we can be the best person that we can be. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we can live our lives daily trying to live according to those Ten Commandments. I can’t live my life according to and following those commandments without His Spirit living in my heart and neither can you! God desires our obedience more than anything.

Jesus, the Son of God, came to live here as a human being so He would know our weaknesses and our temptations. He also knows our fears and our feelings of rejection and He came to walk where we walk and be connected with us. While it is true that God knows these things too, Jesus needed to do this as part of the Trinity so that He could truly relate to and understand us with our physical limitations and our sorrows and our joys too.

A better way of understanding this would be the relationship between a dog that you have in your household. They are part of the family. You take care of their needs and love them as much as you can but you can’t relate to them on their level unless you were able to become one of them. Live your life as a dog even with their short life spans. Enjoy all of the things that they enjoy and feel and smell all of the things that they feel. This is a very simplistic way of looking at our relationship with God and Jesus but I know that all of the dog owners out there can relate to this.

God loves us far more deeply than we can imagine. Just as most owners of Dachshunds can relate to this relationship. Any dog, regardless of breed, that you take into your home and care for will become a part of your family. Usually so deeply loved until their death will affect you more than you ever thought possible. That pain is the kind of pain that I believe God feels when we reject His love and His offer of forgiveness through believing in Jesus for your salvation. It may be even worse than that. My point is this: He loved each of us enough to send Jesus to die on the cross so many years ago just to pay the debt for our sins that we cannot pay.

Do you know Jesus?

Many people know about Jesus. They’ve heard about Him on TV and they’ve heard about Him in sermons and other venues. The question is “do you KNOW Him and does He know you?” There are many people in the church and outside of any church that has heard of Him and knows the story of His birth and there are many who attend churches thinking that they are saved because of their knowledge of Him.

Satan knows Jesus and he knows Who Jesus is but he won’t serve Him. All of the demons and powers that serve Satan know Who Jesus is but they look at Him as the enemy. If you were to ask people on the street about Jesus, you would get lots of answers or possibly no answer at all. The world around us is very much against the knowledge of Jesus. They don’t mind talking about God but don’t bring up His Son or even claim that He has a Son.

Jesus is THE Son of God and whether you believe it or believe in Him or not that does not change. Seek Him for your salvation and your eternal destination depends on your decision. Choose this day whom you will serve, as for me and my house we will serve the Lord. Joshua said this just before he died in the Promised land and he was telling the Israelites to do the same. But, if you read the book of Joshua, the Israelites only served God as long as the generation that came through the wilderness was alive. Then they began to follow the religions of those who lived around them. A choice is a choice whether you make it or not. Make sure of yours before your time is up.

Put your trust in Him

Trust in the LORD, and do good; So shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; And he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; Trust also in him; And he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, And thy judgment as the noonday. Psalm 37:3‭-‬6 KJV

God cares for you…

Sometimes, in life, we feel that we have done so much that He wouldn’t accept us. But…when you read God’s Word you find people that He has used in His plan who were murderers, killers, adulterous, liars, harlots, even some who were not Jewish and a few who were people that God condemns completely, yet they were all used in the family line leading to Jesus. I know that was a very long sentence but to give you the backstory of all of them is just too much.

Why did I include all of the different people in the paragraph above? Because, when you begin to think about Jesus or even if you are thinking that He can’t use me or even why would He want me? God used a donkey to speak to Balim when it was needed. He knows you down to your molecules because He created you in every way by knitting your DNA together and giving you your talent and your personality. Why am I telling you this? Because there are so many people who think that God doesn’t exist or that He doesn’t care about us or more personally…me or you!

Jesus came to take your place on the cross. It was your sin and my sins that He came to pay the price for and it was those sins that nailed Him to the cross. So in the most intimate way, God loves you. He knows each of us more deeply than we know ourselves and He wants a relationship with us. He wanted this relationship in the beginning with Adam and Eve and for a while, He had it with them until Eve started talking with a snake.

It only takes a second for you to realize that you need Jesus in your life. Sometimes, that second that you say, “Jesus help me!” is all that you will have. If you know that you need Him in your life, I pray that you will make that decision soon before it is too late.