Do you LOVE the Lord? Maybe that is a weird question to answer. You know the LORD. You believe in the LORD. But Love? Love like how I love my spouse and children? Well, yes.
Let me ask this differently. Does the LORD love you? Do you see that the LORD loves you fully with a never ending, obstacle obliterating, beyond the highest heavens kind of love?
The LORD thinks you are awesome – even with all your foibles, short comings, stumblings, warts, and zits. The LORD knows you are awesome because you are his. He has chosen you. He chose you in Christ. Through Christ and his cross he claims you as his own.
The LORD is determined to sanctify and make you awesome. (The biblical word is holy.) The LORD knows you will shine with his light and power. And when God’s light and power are glimmering through your earthen vessel people will see how cool and delightful you are.
The LORD loves you with his full heart. The LORD, the Father, Son, and Holly Spirit, loves you with all the sin conquering compassion of the cross and earth shaking joy of the resurrection.
So, what does it look like to respond to this kind of amazing love from God? Just like any relationship there are practical ways to show your response. Really it comes down to following Jesus in practical ways.
- Reading scripture, praying, attending worship, being in fellowship with other Christians, tithing, serving the less fortunate, inviting others to know him.
What if you followed Jesus like never before? What if you let the love of Christ pour into you and pour out of you like never before?
We always have an exhilarating opportunity to grow in our following of Jesus like never before. As a spiritual friend and mentor, I am praying for you and invite you to seek out experiencing this astounding message that God thinks you are so awesome.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (Eph 1:3)