I recall the song at camp devos, “I Keep Falling In Love With Him.”
I still do.
Jesus always tells the truth about Himself and only makes promises He keeps. As the apostle John said…
There are many other things that Jesus did. If every one of them were written down, I suppose the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written – John 21:25
I am not under any illusion that my writing matches what the Holy Spirit left the authors of the books of the Bible, yet I cannot but speak – or write – when Jesus’ love is so evident. Why not attempt to fill up the libraries of the world with Jesus?
It is so important to remember Christ every day and where every ounce of good comes from in this world. To believe that only good can be found in church and all the world is evil is scarier and more faithless to me than believing that God is everywhere, and most alive in the hearts of humans. And if my thought is not reasonable nor true, maybe God’s words will — through the apostle Paul’s acknowledgement that God exists even in Greek thought — be more inspiring…
While there are scary moments and seasons in life, fears do not have to grip me. The only fear worth having is the one that drives me to love God with all my heart and to behave fully in this thought-provoking emotion. God is love; wrath is an attribute, not his character.
I believe more today that to preach God as anger is untruth, for in its least mature state, it is incomplete; and in it’s full state, it is untrue.
The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love – I John 4:8
The striking of terror in the hearts of humans should be a rarity, not the norm in a congregation calling itself Christ’s. The use of terror as an emotion is best used to aim at sin, not the sinner.
Comforter, savior, right judge, great physician and so much more. But Jesus is no terrorist, nor should any method be flirted with that even hints at giving Christ this attribute.
Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you are here to do.” Then they came and took hold of Jesus and arrested him – Matthew 26:50 (NET)
As a disciple of Christ, when I am able to thrive after sin — or whatever word one wants to connote such as misstep, mistake, missing the target, misunderstanding, mis-anything — is indicative of God’s living in my heart supernaturally and still working in the world, not some super-Greek-god-like character trait on my part.
Now that’s hope, that’s forgiveness, that’s reconciliation 24/7! That’s real life in Christ.
How can I not fall in love with him more today? For he has promised and delivered every good blessing I receive! May my aim today be reflective of His love for me!
For Jesus is amazing!