Knowing a Loving God

To some the greatest question in life is , does God really exist?

To me my greatest question is do I know him and do enough to show thanks to my God for all he has done for me. Any all the blessings I have had in my life.

To me it’s the greatest subject ever and I love, learning about him , learning and understanding the word. I could listen to a good teacher / preacher talk about God and discuss the Bible all day.

Putting the teachings into my daily life has something I have tried  and worked on my entire life.  Of course I didn’t always do what was right, or when I thought I was doing right maybe I wasn’t.

I can honestly say I never hurt anyone intentionally. But still their are people that I have hurt in my life.

Sometimes what you think is the right thing at the time may not be.

But hopefully we learn from it.

I have come so far that I feel that God really does have my back and will never leave me. I didn’t always feel that way.

My first marriage was abusive and I questioned God often.

But I know it wasn’t his fault that I made the wrong choice. But thank God he stood by me and I survived it. And God was with me in 1985 when a doctor gave me the wrong medication and I was outside on a beautiful spring day and ended up with 2nd degree burns on a lot of my body.

I could have died, but I didn’t. Yes I suffered but I lived and with very faint scaring.

God was with me when I was pregnant with my daughter and was hit and kicked in the back and stomach.

Thankfully she lived and is healthy.

I had a terrible pregnancy so deathly sick every day with morning sickness for months and months. But I made it.

Many years ago I was taught that God is good and will never leave you , but when you are faced with trouble , grief, pain, despair , illness, temptation it challenges our faith.

And often we say we believe then in the next breath question or doubt him. I was this way off and on until I woke up one day. I felt the power of God many times in me and working in my life.

It seems like some blame God for being ill, or that he is punishing them. See this is not the God I know.

My God is always there. When I am sick I find strength in him.

When I am sad , he gives me hope.

When I am stressed he gives me peace.

I learned to trust in God as he will never let me down.

Knowing a Loving God- is getting in the word –reading it-learning it- believing it-

John 3:16 New International Version (NIV) this means John Chapter3 verse 16= John3:16

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life

All love comes from God.

He doesn’t expect us to be or live perfect. He never asks to get rid of your baggage before accepting us.

So if you’re a married man or woman ,divorced or single, the lonely, the poor the rich, the  adult or child ,student or in the workforce or non-believer he loves you. If your ill he loves you, if your dying he loves you,  if you’re a drunk or drug addict he loves you, a criminal he loves you. Understand he loves you just as you are  , right where you are. Nothing can or will change that ever.

When you call on him he won’t say…..well Debbie you didn’t make it to church 2 weeks in a row so no I won’t help you or be there. Or Deb remember how you were 35-40 years ago? Well have you really changed? You didn’t always do what was best…you thought you did but you were wrong so I probavle shouldn’t help you right now.

Or If a criminal or addict calls on him he won’t say well look at you call on me when you get yourself together.

He won’t tell the homeless man or woman call on me when you clean yourself up.

He won’t tell the mentally ill person wow off your meds again? Call on me when you get it together if you can get it together

God wants you right now , today and tomorrow ,just as you are right where you are and just as you are period. God loves us to much too ever leave us.

And when we talk to him he transforms us with grace and shows us the person we are , not the one we think we are. Even if we backslid he is there for us .

That is what John 3:16 means to me

 

But if we look at this is the Gospel the gospel come from the word EUANGELION

And in that word is Angel which means messenger

So the Gospel actually means ”The Good Message”

John 3:16

Outline

  1. The surpassing quality of Gods love – For God So loved the world the focus word is So its all the agonies, all the merci, it’s the truth that makes the devil tremble. So is the biggest little word.
  1. To prove the love – look at Luke 23:43

Luke 23:43 New International Version (NIV)

43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”                     God gave his only begotten son for us- he was sent here to die for us-  just think about that .

In john 3:16 it also says whoever and that means everyone…..

 

  1. The special promise of God’s Love – Look at  Romans 10:9 New International Version (NIV)

9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. This means if we will not parish- no fear from death. I know a few people that are so afraid of dying. When you believe you are freed from being afraif of death or you should be . Some people go through life afraid of death. Hey I don’t want to die but I am not afraid of it.

Because I am saved by the grace of God.

You need to receive God’s gift of eternal life from our Lord. You see the word death in the Bible doesn’t mean the end- it means separation. So everyone you know will either eternally be in the presence of God or live in the absence of God.. When we die our spirit is separated from the body and the spirit goes to be with the Lord. You only get to go with God if you believe. So make the decision to receive that gift today right now.

Now should not perish means –it doesn’t mean to be annihilated.

2 Corinthians 5:8 New International Version (NIV)

8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

 

So all this is in one area of the Bible …..as I said I love learning and understanding the Bible.

And I wanted to share this with you .

 

If you want to know God and have him work in your life

We have to choose him and enjoy everlasting life please say this prayer with me.

 

Dear God, I admit I’ve sinned and fallen short of your glory.  I realize the penalty for my sin is death, and I believe it was paid by the blood of your only son Jesus Christ.  I’m willing to repent of my sins, and I now confess Christ as my Savior and make Him the Lord of my life. Lead me to understand your word and be with me always . Thank You Lord  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

If you have just said that prayer you have become saved – born again and welcome to the family. May I suggest that you reach out to a good bible based church , if you have the ability to get a bible start to read it. God Bless You

John316

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