Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It tells you that God loves you! So much that He sent His own Son to die in your place, so your sins that kept you from Him, are paid for, so you can now by faith in Jesus Christ – forever live with God in heaven, rather than apart from Him for eternity. Most people think about what they love. Chocolate, Presents, a good cup of coffee, a warm summer day… But have you ever thought about what God loves? #1 God loves to save you. He longs to. (John 3:16) Anyone who comes to Him, who calls on His Name, who believes in Him and His Son Jesus – He will surely save. Even the vilest sinner who truly believes, who repents of their sin, and turns from their ways… He will wipe their record clean. That’s justice? No, it’s mercy. The same mercy that He gave you. It triumphs over justice, it fulfills it. #2 God Loves To prosper you. He delights in the prosperity of his people (Psalms 35:27). That’s why he wants you to obey – simply cause and effect. Obedience is not a list, it’s a path, it’s a relationship. When you obey what He tells you, His plans, His way, it positions you for Him to prosper you. He loves when His children prosper. He loves to prosper you! #3 God loves when you give. God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7). He loves when His kids are like him. He loves to give, and when you ask Him what He wants you to give, you are loving Him, more than money. When you give, you will receive. That’s why He loves when you give, because He can give you more. #4 He loves when you obey. I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart, he will do everything I want him to do. (Acts 13:22) God loves when you obey, because that’s how He can fully bless you with the good that He has. He has someone whom He can trust, and use to accomplish His good on the earth. So heaven comes down – Him working through you – to draw others to the good that He has for them. #5 He loves when you believe. He loves faith, because it enables Him to move, it gives Him the opportunity to reward you! (Hebrews 11:6) He loves when you demonstrate faith, the measure He has given you – all that you need. It’s like a muscle, the more you use it, the bigger it grows. #6 He loves when you pray. In the Spirit, and in English. In the Spirit. Because He gets to pray His perfect will for you, through your own voice, untainted by your own limited natural thoughts (Romans 8:26-27). He gets to speak His will into your prayer – which He can then completely fulfill. He loves when you pray in the understanding, in English, when you bring your requests before Him (I Cor 14:14-15). So He can take your burdens, set you free, give you wisdom, and strength, and peace, and joy and everything He wants to give you – everything good. #7 He loves when you serve… when you wash others’ feet, when you follow the example of Jesus, when you serve others, preferring them above yourself. This is the heart of God, the kingdom of God, and the desire of God for you. To be like Jesus, to abide in him, just like he did with His Father. God loves when your serve like Jesus did. #8 He loves when you delight in Him, when you worship Him. So He can reveal more of Himself to you, His love for you, His comfort for you, His wisdom for you, His heart towards you. So He can give you the desires of your heart. (Psalms 37:4) #9 He loves when you defend the defenseless. When you stand up for those who have no voice, who cannot stand up for themselves. (Isa 1:17-19). #10 - He loves when you fear Him. (Ps 147:11) He loves when you turn from evil, fully obey, say nothing harmful. (Prov 8:13) The rewards He has for those who fear Him are endless. It’s what positions you for His blessing. #11 He loves when you win souls - to Salvation and Obedience. He said the one who wins souls is wise (Prov 11:30). And He longs for everyone even the most wicked, to turn and repent. (I Peter 3:9) He wants everyone to be saved from the judgment that is coming, He wants not one to be lost. Praying that you will remember what He loves. Every time you do the things He loves, you’re loving Him. Praying that you will establish as habits in your life, the things that God loves, so the good that He longs to give you is unhindered, un-delayed, overflowing, and unstoppable.
Love you all
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!