This weekend at our ladies luncheon our guest speaker, Mrs. Pat Berg, spoke on how much God loves us and then asked if we really believed that. She knew that intellectually we would say yes. But in our day to day living, does our life and testimony reflect a woman who is resting in the love of God?
It is a good question, because many times our actions say otherwise. Our beliefs determine our actions and our actions display/betray our beliefs.
When God says “I AM”, He is. When God says that He loves us, He does.
Question is, am I living each day believing what He says is true, or have I formulated my own ideas about what God is like? He tells us what he is like in his word, the Bible. Do my ideas about God match his description? Am I self deceived?
Here are just a few excerpts from the Psalms:
Is a shield for me (3:3)
Is my sustainer (3:5)
Will bless the righteous (5:12)
Will receive my prayer(6:9)
Is a refuge for the oppressed(9:9)
Is my rock, fortress and deliverer(18:2)
Is my strength, my high tower (18:2)
Is my shepherd(23:1)
If God is for us, who can be against us? Who can separate us from the love of God?
Thankful that God chose a relationship with us. He initiated it, and made it possible. Praying for grace to believe all that His word tells me about himself and for the desire to obey Him fully.
A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have. ~ Dwight L. Moody
God isn’t looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him –Hudson Taylor
Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God. –Thomas A. Kempis