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A song about His love

Romans 8: 35- “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?”

Romans 8: 37-39 – ” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities not powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor heights nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

NOTHING can separate us from God’s love. His love for us is so mighty that He doesn’t allow anything to separate us from it. Think about the word NOTHING. It doesn’t matter how many times we’ve hurt God, the sins we’ve committed, our situations, rebellion, or anything; it still doesn’t change the love that God has for us. As humans we often allow things and situations to keep our love from others or from receiving love from others. When people hurt us we sometimes don’t want anything to do with them anymore, or we hold grudges and try to get revenge. God isn’t like man; there isn’t anything that we can do that will separate us from His love. This is absolutely amazing to me. Sometimes I try to understand why God loves us so much, but there are things about God that I will never understand because His ways are higher than man.

Isaiah 55:8-9 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. 

“I’ve tried religion.”

“I’ve tried the whole Christian thing.”

“I used to be a Christian, but I just didn’t understand it; It didn’t work for me.”

These are the three major statements I often hear from people when having random conversations. I’ve realized that some people don’t know that there’s a difference between religion and being spiritual. Christianity is about a relationship with God, not just religion. You may be wondering, “What’s the difference?” Religion, according to dictionary.com, is “the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices.” Relationship is, “a connection, association, or involvement.” I’ll explain more by using an example.

When you’re in a relationship with someone you spend time with them, you talk to them all the time, you see them, and you either love them or are in love with them. This is exactly what God wants from us; He wants a relationship with us. God wants us to love Him and be in love with Him. To have a relationship with God means to first repent of your sins and accept Jesus Christ into your life as your Lord and Savior.

1 Timothy 2:5-6 “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” 

It’s more than religion. God wants us to know Him on an intimate level. Religion is something like tradition. Going to church on Easter Sunday, but not on other Sundays is religion. You can’t have a relationship with God if it’s based off of religion. Following all the rules of the Bible, or only following the 10 commandments is religion. It’s more than that. If you go back to the very beginning in the book of Genesis you’ll find that Adam had a relationship with God. He and God were very tight and spent lots of time together. Once Adam and Eve sinned by eating the fruit from the tree of good and evil God had to separate Himself from them because God can’t have anything to do with sin; He’s a pure and holy God. That’s what Jesus Christ died for. For the relationship between man and God to be restored.

2 Corinthians 5:21 “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 

So now you know! I didn’t know this until my freshman year of college. I thought that all you had to do was go to church and read your Bible every now and then. I didn’t know that there was more to God than what I was experiencing. Well, I was experiencing religion, and not a relationship with God. I could see how one would stray away with religion, you don’t get to know God on an intimate level. Now that I have a relationship with God I don’t want to leave His side. There is so much about God to learn; it’s beyond religion! 🙂

Push past religion and have a relationship with God! 

God is love

In the previous post is a scripture describing love.

1 John 4:8 “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”

Through this scripture we see that God is love. So, everything that is described in the previous post is what God is because He is love. In the 8th verse of the scripture it says, “love never fails”, since God is love that means He never fails. In verses 4-8 there are descriptive words describing love. I have meditated on this scripture a few times because I desire to love like God. The scripture says that “love suffers long”, meaning love is patient. I can be very impatient with the people I love, and when it gets hard for me to be patient with them I have to think about this scripture.

In the very first post of my blog I mentioned how I thought I knew what love is. I didn’t get a clear understanding of love until I found God, and I’m still learning. In order for me to have 1Corinthians 13 love I have to know God. The closer I grow to God the more I’ll learn how to truly love. If you have a hard time loving people, and you want to love, I encourage you to seek a relationship with God so that He can show you!

Perfect Love

1 Corinthians 13    

1 “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails…

9 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 

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