Monday, June 13, 2011

Do you know that God Loves You?

Kay Arthur was our first Deeper Still speaker. What an amazing woman of God! At 77 years old she knows the Word of God better than anyone I've ever seen. God's Word just poured out of her! Just amazing!

She talked about how God loves us, but many of us don't really believe that! We can't believe God really loves us. God is the only one who knows ALL about us & still loves us! God wants me to experience the freedom & power that comes with knowing God loves me! Over & over again in God's Word, He tells us how much He loves us!

Whatever we've been through, Jesus went through it. He was mutilated, naked, despised, in agonizing pain, taunted, teased, scorged, mocked, hated. And He went through it all for me, for you. Why? Because He LOVED us! He even went through being forsaken by God for us! How can doubt His love for us??

If we really believed God loves us, we would want to get to know Him! We would want to get to know His Word. His Word is truth & when it comes to His Word, we don't know it all. We need to focus on His Word. But we are a generation of silly women who are collectively too entangled in this world! We don't want to work & wrestle our way through God's Word.

That point hit me hard. Many times, I just trudge through this life expecting God to answer all my prayers, but I have no passion, no love for Him or His Word. I get too entangled in the things of this world. I let other things become my passion! Then I get mad at God for not answering my prayers the way I want Him to. Ways that are not even in His plan. I think I can tell God how to do things & when He doesn't I think He doesn't love me. Instead, I should be making God & His Word my Passion. I should spend time with Him & lay everything at His Feet & let Him answer my prayers in His way & His timing. God has a purpose & a plan! Everything that comes to us is filtered through His fingers of Love!

I don't want to be a "silly woman" anymore. I am changing my focus in life. I am choosing to spend my time getting to know Jesus & laying everything at His feet. He loves me! How can I do anything else if I truly believe the God of the universe loves me? God is my passion!! What or who is your passion??

1 comment:

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

I have been feeling the same way Lea. I feel like I need a personal revival. I am interested to reading more about what you are learning.