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Today I am going to talk about a very important topic. This has to do most importantly, with believers. If you are saved, you need to hear this. But even if you are not a Christian or saved, this post could perhaps give you an important picture of the God of the Bible.
The Christian life is not about your love for God, but God’s love for you.
The very focus of Christian life should be God’s love for you, not your love for God. It is when this focus shifts that pride sets in and you lose sight of what’s important.
Why is this post important?
Because there are many Christians out there who think they can make God love them more by doing some more good.
Now, we all know that we are accepted by God through Jesus. But is he pleased with us?
It is the question that haunts every believer. Is God smiling down on me right now?
Now what is my answer?
Once you’ve been saved, God is always happy with you and nothing you can do will make him love you more and nothing you can do will make him love you less. Because if that was possible, even if in the least magnitude, then it would no longer be the grace of God that brings you to God but your works and God will never allow that.
Now first of all, I would like to give a logical explanation for this.
The God of the Bible, as I said in my first post in an omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent God. Now, God is not bound by time or space. So, that would mean he is not somebody who changes. Which would also mean his attributes and who he is will also be a constant throughout eternity.
So, that would mean the knowledge of God has to remain constant throughout eternity. Because if there was a version of him that had less knowledge at some point, then he would have a past and God is not bound by time. So his knowledge is constant. And he is omnipresent because he is not bound by space or time and he is omniscient. He knows everything about you in eternity. In other words his knowledge about you is constant and therefore his love, if based on his knowledge of you, will also be a constant.
He knows what you are going to do today. He knows what you are going to do next week. He knows it all. And what draws me often to tears is the fact that even after knowing what I was going to do, he still chose me.
He chose us in eternity, knowing how many times we would fail in our Christian walk.
Does God love some Christians more than other Christians?
Since we who are saved have all been redeemed by the same Jesus, it is through us that he sees us. So, when God looks at each one of us, he sees Jesus. So, since we are all covered by the same Jesus, his love for each one of us is the same. This is also why we are the righteousness of God in Christ.
But why does some people experience more of God’s love?
I am very much reminded here of a scene in the Chronicles of Narnia where Lucy, on seeing Aslan after a long time, comments on how much he has changed. Aslan replies by saying, ‘As you grow, I grow along with you!”
As you dive deep into God’s word, wanting to feel his love, wanting to know him more, he reveals himself to you and he becomes more and more real to you. As God becomes more and more real to you, you are able to see His love in your everyday life. The resources are there. You just have to choose to use them.
The limitless God wants to make himself more real to you. But you have to ‘choose’ with your free will to know him more.
So if God cannot be disappointed in us, does this mean that we can keep on sinning?
When you sin, you will grieve the Holy Spirit within you. Which is bad because he is your guide and helper. But you are able to overcome sin through Christ.
The very realization that God loved us even after knowing the number of times we would fail is what inspires us to live for God. This is the more effective system. For now we do not sin, not because we have to, but because we want to. Because he first loved us………..
Hope you were blessed through this post. If you were, comment and share. I would absolutely love to hear from you. It is a great encouragement. 🙂