Friday, November 14, 2014

Remember...You Love God!

We are often reminded that God loves us, but sometimes we need to be reminded that we love God!

Two thoughts why we would forget that:

1.     Sometimes doubts and fears within us, and even accusations toward God, rise to the surface.
These are times when some Christians even doubt God’s faithfulness.  The question they need to ask themselves is, “In my heart of hearts, how do I feel about God?”  The answer would be, “I love Him!  I want to trust Him!”  God knows that.  He allows all the clutter in us (that is there because of wounds) to be revealed so we can be healed!  He is not intimidated by our accusations, though I’m sure it grieves His Holy Spirit.  He will let us go through times of shaking so all that can be shaken will fall away until all that is left is that that cannot be shaken.  (Hebrews 12:27)  If in our heart of hearts we know God is God, then we are on a solid foundation that will stand.

Sometimes this clutter keeps us from receiving all that God has for us--whether it be a physical healing, inner healing, financial provision, peace and joy, etc.  It is not a question of God’s ability or willingness to bless us.  The question is, “What is the clutter that keeps me from allowing my love for God that is in my heart of hearts to flow out of me and allowing God’s love for me to flow into me?”  Testing will come.  The quicker we can get an eternal perspective about what is happening, instead of just seeing the trial right before our eyes, the quicker those distractions will be shaken off!  We will start to become a conduit whereby His Love can flow from Him to us and from us to Him!

2.     Sometimes distractions from the outside take our focus away.
2 Cor. 7:5-7 (NKJV) -
"For indeed, when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were troubled on every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were fears.  [6]  Nevertheless God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, [7] and not only by his coming, but also by the consolation with which he was comforted in you, when he told us of your earnest desire, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced even more."

The passage of scripture lets us know that even Paul had distractions from the outside and fears on the inside.  Nevertheless God!  God brought him into focus by sending Titus and by raising up an army of intercessors on his behalf!

When the storms of life hit us, we need to not forget of our love for God. We need to run to Him and learn how to dwell in the secret place of the Most High and abide in the shadow of the Almighty. (Ps. 91:1)  While there, we need to pray for Him to help us keep our focus!

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