“Never under-estimate a fathers love. Through eyes of love, He saw beauty even before the beauty was restored.”
~Paladin(The Jesus figure in Donita K. Paul’s book ‘Dragonfire’)
“All for love the Father gave
For only love could make a way
All for love the heavens cried
For love was crucified
Oh how many times have I broken Your heart
But still You forgive
If only I ask
And how many times have You heard me pray
Draw near to me
Everything I need is You
My beginning, my forever
Everything I need is You
Let me sing all for love
I will join the angels song
Ever holy is the Lord
King of Glory
King of all
All for a love a Saviour prayed
Abba Father have Your way
Though they know not what they do
Let the Cross draw man to You”
~Hillsong United “All For Love”
“How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure”
~How Deep The Father’s Love For Us
“See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.”
~1 John 3:1
“I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus Christ.”
I think my post has already been pretty much completed, but I’ll write an analysis for the benefit of the slow.
God loves you. Deeply. Passionately. To the point where he took what meant the most to him in the whole universe and sent him to not only die, but to take all the sins of the world onto his shoulders.
I need to drive this home. God HATES sin. He can’t stand sin. Sin and God are like Superman and Kryptonite only not. Like…. Oil and water…. grrr…. it’s like Emily Post and bad manners! God hates it with a fiery burning passion that rivals that of the devil…. actually I’m inclined to believe that God’s hatred of sin beats that of the devil. At one point in time God had amiable feelings toward Lucifer. God has always and will always HATE sin.
allright, now that I’ve told you how much God hates sin you’ll appriciate it so much better that he went his son to become THE EMBODIMENT of sin all for what? That’s right: you. How deep the father’s love. how vast beyond all measure.
You may ask why I am thinking about this right now? Well, frankly, I’ve been experiencing a slice of God’s love. and It’s overwhelming my every sense. It places in my heart a deep burning desire to know him more. To experience his love always. To do the right thing even though I don’t have to and it doesn’t make sense. to throw off the chains of boredom and just hang with God. This is the love of God. And this is why I am waiting to date. Because someday I want to meet a guy that loves me with the love of the father. Because I don’t want any selfish love, because there is NO WAY that the love humans are capable is enough to satisfy me. Because the love of humans isn’t really love. It’s not patient, it’s not kind. It envies. Human love is what takes trophy wives. I want God’s love. I deserve God’s love. And I want to share God’s love with everyone I come into contact with.
It’s hard, but how can I not share? When I have this amazing God who looks at me and instead of seeing all of the nasty things that I’ve done, he sees what Jesus did on the cross and he sees that I’ve been paid for and even though I am still sleeping with the pigs, I can live and walk with him because he loves me. Do you understand how exciting and scary that is??? The maker of the universe LOVES you and me.
Love. It’s so much more then “Only Love”. There will be no chances taken. Love is highly valuable and must not be thrown about. It belongs to God and must therefore be cared for. treasured.
Yep, that’s a love definitely worth reveling in. And it’s a worthwhile wait to say “I’m not going to settle for the cheap thing this world calls love. I’m going to wait for a man who’ll seek to love me like Christ loved the church, and gave Himself up for her.” I promise you won’t regret that decision.
This is beautiful. God’s love always causes me total amazement!
The only thing I questioned while reading this was your comment “I deserve God’s love” ~ if you were simply saying you deserve better than the world offers, I agree with you. However, we actually don’t “deserve” God’s love – but He freely gives it to us anyway. How incredible! What an awesome God we serve!
And I second Rebekah’s “you won’t regret that decision”
I do believe I was referring to in relationships with human guys. Like I’m not going to settle for a man’s selfish love. Because I, being a daughter of God, deserve to be loved with the love of God through a man. It’s kind of like, now that I’ve accepted God’s love(Which I don’t deserve) I can’t settle for anything less. ya know?