Have you ever asked the questions, “How can God possibly love my children more than I love my children?” OR “How can our Father possibly love me unconditionally after what I have done?” I ask myself these questions a lot. I love my children so much and I would do anything for them. Well, God feels this way too. As the bible states, He loves his children so much, he created everything for us to enjoy.
WE LOVE BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US. -JOHN 4:19
HE loves us unconditionally!
No matter what!
The only things we are required from God, is to have a personal relationship with him, believe in His son Jesus Christ, to follow him, and to do good deeds in His name.
SO IF YOU FAITHFULLY OBEY THE COMMANDS I AM GIVING YOU TODAY, TO LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD AND TO SERVE HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND SOUL, THEN I WILL SEND RAIN ON YOUR LAND- DEUTERONMY 11:14
GOD SHOWS HIS LOVE FOR US IN THAT WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US.- ROMANS 5:8
Isn’t that amazing? Everything we do in moments of weakness is forgiven.
What does that look like? A personal relationship? Why in the world would HE care about me in this way?
All He requires of us, is to pray to Him. Not just the generic stuff. Really pray your heart out. Nothing will surprise our Father. He already knows. He knows what we need and want. He knows what our hearts long for.. All he wants is for us to ask. Talk to him like you would you biological father. Does that mean He will grant us our every wish? No, because like our own parents used to say to us, He knows best. What we ask for may not be the right thing for us at that time.
JESUS REPLIED “LOVE YOUR LORD GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND. THIS IS THE FIRST AND GREATEST COMMANDMENT.” MATTHEW 22: 37-38
So let me ask you this, when your child or your best friend comes up to you and asks “do you love your other children more than me?” I get that a lot by my oldest. “Do you like this friend or that friend more than me?” “Who do you love more, your mother or your father?” How do you answer questions like that? The same way our Savior would…
HE Love us all the same.
GOD LOVES EACH OF US AS IF THERE WERE ONLY ONE OF US -SAINT AUGUSTINE
However, he loves us all for different reasons. To him, we are all unique. We were all created in His image. When he created you and I, He had a different plan for each and every one of us. Now, do we always listen the first time around? No, but neither do my kids when I tell them to do something the first time.
When you think about the way we love our kids. Do we love one more than the other? No….right? We love them each for their own personalities, and for what they have to offer the family.
That is how it should be.
But our children sometimes lose site of that, and for that reason we have to keep reminding them.. Just like God reminds us that he has not forgotten about us. He does not love the next person more or less. He does not leave us. He does not fail us. He is everywhere, always. You can see his beautiful, powerful love in our earth and sky.
I have a memory from my youth years. One I remember so vividly that I do not believe it was a dream.. One reason being that I did not know of our God like I do now. I knew of him, but I did not know him.
My twin sister and I were sitting on a cloud. Next to us was the almighty powerful God. He asked us which family we would like to join? Which couple would we like to call Mom and Dad?
I remember Jessica(my twin) sitting right beside me. I could feel her there. We were there together, choosing our family.
Isn’t that amazing. What if we all got to choose our family? What if our Father gave us that choice?
I just remember seeing my parents and we both pointed and said, “Them! We want them.”
I have only told a few people about this memory. So shhh..
You are loved!
You are not forgotten!
Do good deeds in His name.
Most of all, PRAY!
THE LORD YOUR GOD IS IN YOUR MIDST, A MIGHTY ONE WHO WILL SAVE; HE WILL REJOICE OVER YOU WITH GLADNESS; HE WILL QUIET YOU BY HIS LOVE; HE WILL EXULT OVER YOU WITH LOUD SINGING. -ZEPHANIAH 3:17
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, SO THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. JOHN 3:16