Love. It’s something that we all want and it’s something Hollywood makes a lot of money from be it movies, book or songs. Some people have found it and are happy while others long and dream for it. I myself haven’t found the love of Hollywood but I have found a love that’s beyond anything they could even imagine. That’s the love of God. It’s the love of the Heavenly Father. It’s the love that has completed me and made me who I am now. I was out with a dear friend yesterday and we were talking about how much I have change, see they knew me before Jesus got hold of my heart. I was explaining that before I was saved by Jesus I was lost and didn’t love myself or even know who I was, but now I love myself and know who I am because I am His. Everything I am today is thanks to His saving grace and His love for me, the love that changed my life for the better. It hasn’t been easy but I can truly say its been worth it all, I love my life and I love my Jesus, without Him I am nothing, He is everything to me. This got me thinking about how much I have changed and I owe it all to Jesus. It got me thinking about how much love changes us.
I don’t know about you but I have quite a few passages in my bible highlighted and marked out because they bring me comfort. Well Psalm 139 is highlighted in places because it gives me great comfort.
For you formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are Your works. And that my souls knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them
I can only imagine what it’s like to love a child but that how God love us. I know that there are people out there that have never felt the love of natural parents but I want to tell you that before you we even conceived God knew you and had written out all your days in a book with your name on. He planned exactly where in time He wanted you and where to place you in the world. He designed you from the sole of your foot to the tip of your head. He picked out your hair color, your eye color even your finger prints and everything about you is unique. You are a masterpiece by the author of this world. No one has your eyes, yes they might look similar but they are yours and only you have them. Same can be said about your finger prints totally your own no one has a set like them in the whole world. What blows my mind is to think that God created the whole world, everything in it, and still had time to create different eye colors and finger prints for every person who has died, living at the moment and who is going to be born. Plus He knows all there names and what His plans are for each of them. This is amazing! I know this is love, I get bored with creating my sim on the game The Sim’s. This is before I have even get chance to actually kill her because I neglect her. I need the cheats just to be able to keep her alive, and God does all this and more! He even plans your days, family, friends and children no cheats needed.
He created us before we were born. He created us in His image, He pronounced us Good. So why is it we don’t feel loved and good? Is it because we believe in the Hollywood reality of love. That love is only found with a spouse, children and anything else they suggest. They say money can buy you happiness and I think that life without God can never show you true love, the only love that’s worth it all. The love that died for us so we can be free and know the creator of this world as “Abba” (Daddy.) This kind of love changes you and makes you forget everything else but Him, it makes you think of His glory first. This kind of love completes you, Jerry Maguire got it wrong only God completes you. I never realised before I was saved that I was lost and was searching for something. What I found was something better than I could imagine. I found total acceptance. I didn’t have to work for it, buy it or understand it. All I needed was to know that Jesus loved me and God sent His only son to save me (John 3:16.) That to me is true love. God doesn’t look at me now 3 years on from being saved and see my past mistakes, He sees my future and what He made me for. He sees what I will become and every day He molds me to fit the future me, the person He planned all along the person who will share His love with the world.
It truly is amazing to stop and think that out of all the time that has been, is to come and right at this moment God placed us here. We are designed for this time and place. I know life is not always easy and we’ve all had ups and downs but God chose you for now. He designed this world and time with you in mind He even equipped us with skills to live in this time. I know He has a plan for every one of us and only you can fulfill that plan. Yes, you were made for such a time as this. You have a place in this world that only you can complete and you have skills only you can bring to this world. You are an original, you are a one-off and you are right where you belong.
He longs to know you more and answer you more than we are willing to ask. He has never left you and will never leave you, He will walk with you every step of the way, He knows your every move, He knows your every thought, He knows you better than you know yourself. He will protect you and guide you, just trust Him, love Him and have faith in Him.
Do you know the love of Jesus? do you know the love of a savior that will change your life? the love that means you will never be lonely again, the love that makes you feel complete. I promise you your life will change for the better and you will know a peace that changes everything. All you need to do is talk to God, seek forgiveness and believe He sent His son for you then contact a Christian friend who will guide you through this walk with God.
I want to leave you with this thought that God loves you, because He loves you, because He loves you. Its nothing to do with what you have done, earned or even bring to the relationship. He just loves you like a Father and He’s so happy you love Him in return.