God loves you!

Good morning.  My heart is so full this morning, and I have to leave the house in 30 minutes, so bear with me.

Everywhere I have been lately, one message is the same; your Abba, Father wants you to come into a new understanding and experience of how much He loves you.

This is a new, now message – not new in the scriptural sense, just new in the cultural sense.

Please consider the following and understand that it is the best that I can explain it right now – but that’s okay, because this is a blog, not a doctoral dissertation.  I share this because I love you (and by the way, it would not be possible for me to love you if God didn’t love you first – and more.)  My prayer is that as more people “get” it and begin to walk it out we can share the joy of learning more about it together.

Think about it, when God created man, He was pleased.  He said it was very good.  This was before He gave man anything to do.  Before the fall, God walked and talked with Adam.  Why?  Because His man was the most beloved of all His creation.  In fact, the rest of creation was a gift to and for mankind.

We think we know what the fall cost us.  But ask yourself – what did it cost God?  It cost Him the intimate fellowship with the object of His love.  (And we think “Titanic” or “Casablanca” are sad love stories.)

Now, this is where the shift begins.  Jesus came to save mankind, NOT so that God would have an army of servants to do His will (He already has the angels who do a much better job of that), but to get His children… His kids… to get you back.

So ask yourself – if you are God’s arch-enemy and you weren’t able to destroy what He loves most forever – what is the next best thing you can do?  Keep them apart!  How?  By lying to them.  By making them believe they have to earn what God has freely given.  By getting them to focus on their flaws and weaknesses instead of on their Father God who loves them and longs for their company.

There is so much more I would like to say, but I have to go now.  I would love to talk about this more with anyone who is interested, but for now I leave you with this.  God loves you!  He loves you because He created you – uniquely, individually, in His image.  He loves you because you are His.  I pray that you would take some time and ask Him to show you… to prove it to you.  He will! 

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