A lot of people have taught me on how to converse with the God of the universe, an omnipotent God, a mighty savior. It’s interesting how over my childhood and teenage years I have always been exposed to one side of God and the fact of the matter is there is certainly no doubt that He is great and powerful but at the same time has a loving approach to His loved ones. As a little boy any of my wrongness would immediately put me into the state of fear and shame. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding“, these were the words that would never leave from within me, besides they were imprinted on my heart. Glad that they never left but as time passed I was not getting to know Him in fullness.
Every sin committed would lead me to think of new ways to hide my transgressions, I couldn’t accept the grace or the forgiveness of standing in an empty space filled with love and no conditions, how can it be?, to me the biggest challenge today is believing the gospel, yes. To accept that I’m forgiven and there is nothing that I could do or not do to make Him love me more, Love is He. In any relationship, what would you think is a priority? I would say, talking to that person would be step one and doing all you can to show you Love them, the word says faith without works is dead, well I also say Love without actions is baseless, when you love someone, you’d go out of your way to make that someone feel special by doing all or at least most of what you can do for them.
God’s love was shown on the cross and He shows it through carrying you forward whilst you are in pain, loneliness and even in joyful moments. His biggest gift to mankind was himself bearing everything on a large piece of wood so that you and I could enjoy eternity. If you love Him, you’d talk to Him, pray and give someone who is in need and today if all you can do is pray then you have done enough.
I would think that I need to set a time apart just to pray and if I have to be honest, they never worked, I have failed every time and also feel that I have abandoned my one true love, Jesus. However, that is not a prerequisite for Christ to love you, but it is certainly sheer joy talking to your maker and who are we for Him to know our name, to feel for and to provide for. We are talking about someone who holds the entire earth on nothing but His word, the breath of God is in your nostrils. In my relationship, I have gotten upset and frustrated with God, funny how I would literally look up and speak with fury, after a couple of hours I would look back and think of what I did and tell Him “I’m sorry about that” what I immediately sense is peace and love all over again, He is definitely real and worth all of it.
How about the sufferings of the innocent blood and the violence we see today, I don’t know, wish there was an answer within me. The scripture tells me “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world“. This is my hope and to see Him coming back to restore everything we lost, we shall see justice and only love again. Until then and between the tribulation, can we maybe walk with Him, truthfully, He is the way to what you can look at when your world is crashing down and to help another to seek this way, got some time today?
God Bless you!