This morning there was no rush to get out of bed. I’m taking the day off from homework I said. My mind relaxes not thinking about what is due and when. I started reflecting on some of the things I’ve been learning. My mind drifts to a conversation I had with our youth minister about trinity a few weeks ago and how that conversation caused me to think and pay attention more to what I believe. I started sorting it out in my mind the nature of Jesus and God. Some of you may know about those moments when you rehearse a conversation again in your head and somewhere along the way the Holy Spirit steps in and starts showing you thing you need to know. This morning God showed me His kind of love He has for the world. As I thought about the scriptures from Genesis to the Cross, God the Father, The Creator, never give up on us. He didn’t turn His back on us when we disobeyed Him. He’s not a neglectful Father like some are today.
I thought about his plan in Jesus to redeem us. I thought about Jesus and his nature to serve. How some say, Jesus wasn’t fully God when he here on earth in a man’s body. I thought how he emptied himself so he could serve the Father. I believe it wasn’t so much as Jesus emptying himself of his Godliness as to him taking on a human nature of limitation of time and place. I thought about how Jesus set the example for us to follow as a servant for the Father. How serving God is our purpose in life. My mind drifted to scenes in the Garden of Gethsemane to the Cross. Jesus words that were spoken to the people. The prayers he prayed for believers. The words by faith not by sight run through my mind. All of this comes down to how God loves us. How He the Father wants us to love Him in return. So many people don’t “get it” God loves you. It’s so simple. Can you think of a time when a person loved you so much and be willing to do as much for you as God has done for his creation? In other words, it isn’t a question of God love for you it’s a question of your love for God. Do you accept want he is offering you? Do you want eternal life? People think being a Christian is hard, but it’s not. It’s not about a bunch of rules to follow. It’s accepting God’s love and wanting to love Him in return. When you do that you change into what you were created to do. Love God and love people. You start moving from self-centeredness to being God-center.
Note: My thoughts don’t necessarily reflect my church’s youth minister beliefs.
Oh, How He Loves Us.
Update Oct. 21, 2018
I know in this post I said, it is easy to be a Christian, I was wrong. Being a Christian is hard. But I won’t go back to who I was before I accepted God’s love for me and became a follower of Christ. Also, there are rules to follow but there is grace too.