Thursday, June 8, 2006

Amazing Love

I want to speak for a moment about Gods amazing love.
There is no love greater than the love God has for us.
He laid the foundations of the earth, created the heavens
and chained the oceans to their beds.
He created the perfect atmosphere for us to breathe.
Everything, from the stars above, to the grass at our feet,
all designed perfectly to his specifications. He didn’t have too.
He didn’t need too. He just did. Why?

For love, For all of us, you, me, for everybody walking on this planet. God tailor-made everything on Earth specifically for us.

Here are two verses I can refer to that show Gods perfect love.

Romans 8, 32
Since God did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all,
won’t God who gave us Christ, also give us everything else?

In other words God loves us so much that he gave his son Jesus to die for our sins. Not just mine or yours but everybody. Liberals, conservatives, black white, brown whatever. Americans, Russians, Africans, and Arabs it doesn’t matter where we are from or who we are, Jesus died for us all.

Another verse.
Romans 8, 38-39
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Meaning, it doesn’t matter what you have done in your life, what kind of sin you have committed God loves you. He has done his part we have to do ours. we have to reach out and ask him into our lives, our hearts.

Don’t tell yourself, I have to wait, I have to get my crap together and be perfect before I can come to the Lord. I have to quit partying, I have to quit sleeping around, I have to quit using, I have to quit pornography, I have to this, I have to that. Don’t wait, there has only been one perfect man and that is Christ. Don't wait, nothing can separate you from Gods love.

Say these words.
Dear Lord, my life is a mess. I can’t go on like this any more. I have tried it my way and I just can’t make it happen. Lord I ask you today, to come into my life and my heart, help me to do what I can’t do alone. I know that you died on the cross for my sins and rose again on the third day. Father I just want to surrender my life to you. I don’t want to be away from you anymore. Amen.
Leave a comment or email if you would like to speak more on this. Don't forget, nothing can separate us from His love.

I will leave you with the words to the song Amazing Love as sung by Bebo Norman.

My Lord, what love is this
That pays so dearly
That I, the guilty one May go free!

Amazing love, what sacrifice
The Son of God, given for me
My debt He pays, and my death He dies That I might live

And so, they watched Him die
Despised, rejected
But oh, the blood He shed
Flowed for me!

Amazing love, what sacrifice
The Son of God, given for me
My debt He pays.
And my death He dies
That I might live
That I might live!

And now, this love of Christ
Shall flow like rivers
So come wash your guilt away
Live again!

Amazing love, what sacrifice
The Son of God, given for me
My debt He pays,
And my death He dies
That I might live,
That I might live!
That I might live, that I might live!



Shirley Buxton said...

Larry, I love your site and will be blogrolling you. Your recent post concerning the love of God is so in tune with my own thoughts today. Actually, on my site, I just posted on friendship with Jesus. If you didn't read that, please go back, and click on a link that will take you to the most incredible rendition of What a Friend We Have in Jesus. Perhaps you have heard this child sing before, but I never had until today. I promise it will distinctly bless you.

Yes, the love of God is past understanding...and He is our friend! What a thought.

Trust your recovery continues in rapid fashion.



Mandylea said...

great post...very thought provocing (sp)

would you mind emailing me at ? I would love to discuss somethings with you, but not in a public forum. Thanks


Helen Losse said...

A lovely rendition of an eternal truth.

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