Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Jesus never said that!
I saw this picture and wanted to share it! Jesus set the example for us and how we should live. He accepted and loved people.... we struggle with that for some reason. Everyone we come in contact with deserves the same love and forgiveness that we have. There is not one person on this planet that does not deserve that.
I would like to pinpoint a couple of these.
#3. We live in a fallen sinful world. Bad things happen to good people ALL of the time! Those bad things are NOT from God. God wants us to have a joyful life and not one of pain and sorrow. NOTHING you can do will make Him love you any less, as well as NOTHING you do makes Him love you any more. We do not have to jump through hoops, hop on one leg, read our Bible every day, attend church every time the doors are open, witness to everyone we meet.... etc... I could go on and on, but I will not.
#6. Nothing is up to us. Jesus paid the price for our sins. He loves us unconditionally. What He did for us can not be undone or re-done. We are here to love and worship God. And even that does not have to be done in our own power.
#9. Jesus will never ever ever give up on us. He promises to never leave us, and thankfully, He keeps His promises. Nothing we can do will make Him give up. He simply loves us too much.
#10. God never intended for us to live life alone. EVER. We are made for community. We were meant to be in relationships with other people.
I hope you can wrap your brain and heart around these. God loves you! NO MATTER WHAT! He is not causing you pain. He does not want you to have pain in your life.