Saturday, January 25, 2014
Loving God Loving People
"Oh how many times have I broken Your heart
But still you forgive
If only I ask"
All for Love - Hillsong United
So i realized over the past few years and more over the past few months..how great God's love is.
I mean, yeah yeah we all know we've heard it before but do you think you've really grasped how big, how great His love is?
When i first encountered this song years ago during Youth Group, i automatically fell in love with the lyrics. How many times have we all been guilty of telling God off, and saying that we're better off. That we just can't trust Him or that we just want to have fun. Still, like this song says, "But still you forgive, If only I ask."
The parable of the Prodigal Son from Luke 15: 11-32 hits home every time too. Although i've heard pastors use this as their sermon topic many times and has given me perspective in different ways, it never fails to amaze and shock me. God's love is that great? I can screw up and He'll still love me?
How great is that. (I mean..that doesn't mean you're going to continue purposely sinning because you know you'll be forgiven..right? heh)
So..How does this relate to me?
Over the past few months, i know i've shared with a few people..i've just been learning how to love. As many of you know i try to "Do Everything In love" taken from my life verse (1 Corinthians 16:14) but ..it's really harder than you think.
By trusting in God more and just literally letting Him take over my life, my heart and mind have both been changed. Rather than just feeling bad for sucky situations people are going through, i literally feel for them. My heart begins to ache for them. By letting God reveal His true ultimate love for me, I really am beginning to see people not as we all see them, but the way God sees them.
Because really, when God sees us, He doesn't see sin or bad manners or any pet peeves that might bug Him. He sees them as His son/daughter and just loves on them no matter what.
I've been trying to love more. Especially all these new folks i've been meeting. It's definitely hard because I feel like they're from mars...but they're really just midwesterners. (esp my roommate)....But I'm just praying for God's heart! Everyone is super welcoming and nice here too so i just need to adjust. It definitely would have been too easy for me to say that i love my jersey people. We're all pretty much the same ! So God is definitely challenging me here in my new chapter..let's hope i stay faithful and keep on pushing~
Love you all! And thanks for reading my blog (even though its pretty boring..) and caring about what's been on my mind/life. Stay warm & #loverelentlessly <3
Do Everything In Love, Always~