October 1, 2015 by Tricia Draper
Love: The Choice is Yours
God loves us so much that He gives us the CHOICE to love Him. He does not make us love Him. He wants us to love Him. He told me in my journal on 8-9-15:
“I gave you the decision to love Me out of My love for you. You mean so much to Me. I would not have done what I did (die on the cross) if I did not love you so much. My great sacrifice was for your great sacrifice. You sacrificed the life you could have lived, maybe more prosperous financially or easier, but you gave all that up when you laid your life down for Me. You chose to change and let Me take control.
Life without Me may look easier for a time, but without accepting My love, it all ends in death.
But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
This may be from the Old Testament, but it is as true now as it was then. You have the Choice to love God. He has already chosen to love you! That will never change. He lovingly made you. He knit you in your mother’s womb. He has a plan and destiny for your life. His love will never change.
It is hard for us to grasp this concept, and sometimes when we get close to understanding, the devil will try to sneak his way in and steal that new found joy we feel. We see in
• John 10:10 (KJV)
• 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
He came to give us life and LOVE; and even that in abundance!!
He goes on to say in my journal:
“My love is not fickle like the world. My love is perfect and all consuming.”
John laid out a road map for us about how to love Him in 1 John 4:7-21. He showed that God loves us and He wants us to love others. Let’s read that. (Bible)
1 John 5:2-3 shows us again how we know we are to love God.
• 1 John 5:2-3 (NIV)
• 2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands…
We said this in our last broadcast, but it is so important that I wanted to repeat is again. These are some good questions to really ponder. Have you ever felt unloved? Does it seem like everything is falling down on you? If you have ever wanted someone to love you like you’ve never been loved before, then put your faith and trust in God and He will never leave you like people of this world will. You will experience peace, joy, and true happiness when you invite Him in your heart.
Prayer for salvation
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