4 comments for “God Loves You

  1. November 10, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Brother Thom, here are 2 questions I would like to get your thoughts on: 1: How do we convince the doubters of God’s love for us that it is there even in the midst of our imperfections? 2: Even in times of great trials and tribulations for people, how best can it be done to convince them that God will not forsake them?

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    • November 12, 2020 at 6:52 am

      I would start with “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.” God gave us the highest gift of all, proving his love for us. 1 John 4:9 says: ‘In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him,” And John 3:16 ends: “that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” The good news is that God created us all in so many different ways, with so many imperfections but there is no doubt that He loves us regardless of who or what we are.

      The Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us in so many ways that God loves even the least of these among us. Jesus spent His time with the least of these, not with the wealthy or well connected. It’s easy in life to want to be with the in-crowd, the good looking people, the successful people, the people setting trends, and those with wealth and prosperity. God wanted us to understand that all people, even the poor, the underserved, those with disabilities, and those who sinned in the most undesirable ways had worth and were capable of redemption.

      I would also suggest that God shows His love for us in more ways than ever could be counted. Everything we have has been provided by God. That next paycheck is a gift from God, He gave you the skills that allow you to earn your wages. When I’m in the mountains or at the beach and I look out over His majesty, I’m reminded how much He loves us all by giving us so much. We have had a number of conversations on sin, and the end result of each of those was the God still loves us though we all sin. No sin is greater than the next, though some have much greater consequence. God has been very clear that drunkenness is a sin, but He never stops loving the alcoholic. I recently wrote a post that discussed God’s love in a way that most have never heard, and that is God loves satan.

      https://moyockchristian.org/2020/11/03/we-have-looked-satan-in-the-eyes-and-we-were-not-afraid-because-our-lord-god-is-with-us/

      I think the greatest example that God will not forsake us is that we are all still here. The mountains are still green, the oceans are still blue and opportunities are still limitless. Lastly, because I am a Christian and believe in the word of God, I have absolute trust in these words: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6).

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      • Mark Johnson
        November 12, 2020 at 8:27 am

        God’s love affects my moods,it brushes across my feelings, it is the trigger for my conscience. What a wonderful thing to always remember. God gave us a conscience. God gave us the power of self-consideration, the power of thinking about the things we do and how the things we do affect ourselves and those around us..

        Over the course of my life various friends and mentors have often said that I overthink things, that I punish myself for the things I do wrong (my sins). It is wonderful to know that God loves us unconditionally, but it is also wonderful to know that God has provided a means of analyzing ourselves, of causing us to be able to consider our relationship with Him. Think about a world where we all know that God loves us, so as a result we go out and do anything we desire, always knowing that God loves us, always failing to monitor our own actions, always failing to change our behaviors, always failing to even understand that we should change our behaviors. What a terrible world that would be. That would be a world where God and his wonders are totally taken for granted.

        God tells us that he is a jealous God. He wants us to have a relationship with Him. He wants to be there for us. He wants us to speak with Him and always consider Him. Our conscience, our self-awareness, is a big part of that relationship. God gave us two ears, but only a single mouth. God wants us to consider before we act. Everything I see in the world tells me that lack of consideration of God is our greatest sin. When we take the time to actually see and feel the majesty of His creation, when we take the time to think about the gifts He provides to us each and every day, when we take the time to think about how our relationship with Him changes our behavior and helps us to always try to live better lives, it is easier to understand the totality of His love and forgiveness. I do not have the answers to all that God is and does, but it is easier to consider His love and forgiveness simply by knowing that I am always thinking about it, that I am always considering that He sees and knows all that I do. Thank You God, for always being the spirit that guides me. May God always forgive me for failing to slow down and consider Him, before I act or speak.

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      • November 12, 2020 at 9:11 am

        Brother Thom, I am enjoying your blog. As indicated, you have followed my blog as well. I do invite you to read my blog and leave me any comments.

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