Are You Admiring or Experiencing God’s Love?
(Editor’s Note: This is a guest story by contributor Agnes Amos-Coleman. Did you miss Agnes’ last post? Here is God’s Way or Your Way.)
For many years, I admired God’s love – I was born and raised in a Christian family, went to church regularly, was legalistic about my beliefs, and was afraid of the Lord instead of having the fear of the Lord. Then, the truth of God’s word in (Ephesians 2:4-5) was illuminated in my heart
“ But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”
So, what is standing in our way of experiencing the love of God – is it the voices of insecurity; doubt; comparison; accusation; fear and unforgiveness or other voices? I don’t know about you but these voices certainly stood in my way of experiencing Him.
My friends, how can we transition from admiring to experiencing God’s love? We must accept the truth of God’s word that:
- God made us to love us – this is a simple but irrevocably true message of the gospel that He loved us so much and gave His only son Jesus to die for us on the cross so we might have eternal life (John 3:16). There is no greater love than this.
- By the power of the Holy Spirit – we can choose to walk in victory to defeat all the voices that are stopping us from experiencing God’s love (Galatians 5:16).
- No one stands alone – the spirit that marked our Lord Jesus Christ is that nobody should be alone. Engage with others in a Christian community – ask what you can do for others – not what they can do for you (Romans 12:15).
Christ follower, choose to experience God’s love and not just admire it. If you are currently not a Christ follower, choose to believe that Jesus is the only way to eternal life (John 14:6).
All glory to God!
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