Listening to: My music
I kinda felt, like I needed to write this...
About the last entry I posted, I wanna make it more, understandable. So please, read carefully. When I was talking about being awake, I was talking about, you know, having established a relationship with not just God but also with His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus is how you really establish a relationship with God because, Jesus said it himself, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no man shall come to the Father but through Me." [John 14:6] He said that. And that's the truth, not because I'm saying it is, but he said it himself.
But it's not just that. Jesus was the one who saved us from sin. He was the greatest living sacrifice ever known. He was the Son of God, and he died, so that we could live. But guess what. He isn't still dead. He's been alive. He was raised from the dead, three days after he was put to death. It's true. It really is true. It sounds impossible, but it's true. 'Cause all things are possible with God. Plus, that show just how much God loves us, cause He gave His Son up for us. I'm telling you, it's a VERY important thing to know.
Jesus is God in the flesh. That is why he was able to live so perfectly, so cleanly on the earth. He was empowered by God the Father, and that is why Jesus was able to BE that sacrifice which completely overcame sin. The reason why sin is so bad, even the smallest one, is because God is purely good. There is no evil in Him. Pure and perfect, THAT is who God is. But He is also good, good in ways you couldn't even imagine. He isn't greedy. He isn't selfish. He isn't either of those things. And He cares about you. Now have you ever heard of someone like that?
But get this, Satan can and will use that against you. He'll whisper things into your ear, judging you and making you feel weak, pathetic and not worth spit. He lies, telling you that, with how perfect God is, and how sinful you are, God would just discard you like trash and forget all about you. But that's all poppycock, hokum, lies it's not true.
God loves us no matter what. He doesn't approve of sinful things we do, but that doesn't mean He doesn't love you. He wants the best for you. He's there for you. No matter how thin things get in our sight, He's there to help us straighten up. He makes things clear, and gets us through. His love prevails, no matter what.
I know, sometimes, when compared to Jesus, we feel bad and we really don't wanna hear it. But that just means that, we know we're wrong for doing the sinful things we do, or making very bad and unruly choices. We are being convicted by the Holy Spirit, The Spirit of God who guides us toward a better way than our own.
See, there are three persons to God. There is the Father, which is God, Himself, and God the Son, which is Jesus Christ. Then there's the Holy Spirit, The Spirit of God, who convicts us of our sins, directs us onto a better path and gives us the strength to walk that path. It's a holy trinity, that equals one person. God.
And you know, we think of God as some selfish deity who demands praise from us, or somebody who, oh, helps you through life a little, then leaves you to fend for yourself. Or like us. But He's not, He's more than that, more than we can wrap our minds around. He's loving, caring and good. He also knows more things than we could ever dream of knowing. That's why we should ask Him for knowledge, or ask Him for wisdom. We should ask Him to help us get to know Him. 'Cause we're never going find out about Him on our own. And Jesus can also help us with that too.
Basically, when you know God, truly know God, and accept His son, you receive the ultimate packaged deal. A Father who loves you, A Son who helps you through life, and a Spirit which guides you onto, a better path.
Now, to help support some of what I'm telling you, here are some verses from God's word for you to read, and understand.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."
"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
"Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see"
"But he was wounded for our transgressions; he crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and by his stripes we are healed." [Isaiah 53:5]
The Bible was written by men who were inspired by God, He told them to write down His words, so we can remember them and apply them to our lives today.
God loves you, and Jesus too.... Very much....