There’s nothing you can do to make God love you more; there’s nothing you can do to make God love you less. I remember the first time I heard this. I said, “Yes”! That is the God I know. That is what the Bible tells me. I don’t have to try to be different so God will love me. He just loves me. The Bible doesn’t say, “For God so loved the world (Paula) when you act right; when you forgive quickly; when you keep that mouth of yours shut; when you obey all my commandments all the time. The Bible says He loves me. Period. After I heard that, I started thinking. I think God wants us to just let go of the pressure of trying to please Him; to spend less time worrying about not being able to earn His love and spend more time just simply loving Him back and getting to know Him better. Whew!! I’m going to tell ya straight, getting to know Him better by reading His Word and by talking to Him in prayer is a LIFE changer!! That’s time spent I have never regretted!
“For God so loved the world” (that’s you and me). Isn’t that beautiful! At my worst, He loves me. At my best, I fail Him. Yet He loves me the same. Thank you Lord!
“Whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life”. Man that gets me so excited!! I can live this life with confidence knowing this- this life here- is not all there is. All the pain and the sorrow; all the evil and hate in the world; it’s all fleeting. By believing in Jesus and following Him, we escape death! We escape this world!
Believe! Say YES to God, today! But don’t stop there. Go tell someone. Pick up His Word. Get to know Him! Oh what a difference it makes!
Father, thank you for loving me enough to send your Son to die on the cross to save me from my sins and from myself! Thank you for loving me even when I fail you. When, I take my eyes off of you daily and put my wants and needs before you and others, you still love me. Help me to do that less and less and to turn to you more and more! I pray those that don’t know you, might say “Yes” to you today!