Friday, February 24, 2012

No Running & No Hiding...

If you've been reading recent entries in Life with Lynnie (LwL), you'll be aware that I spoke and sang at my church's 50+ group luncheon, on Wednesday, February 15th.

You'll also be aware that I spoke with regards to love.  God's love.

The point I wish to discuss today, is that people can say they know God.  They can say they know Jesus.  They know what's right and what's wrong.  They can speak from head knowledge, having read and even possibly studied God's Word, the Bible. 

However, if they don't have a personal relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ, all their knowledge is useless.  It's not just a matter of knowing Jesus, but even more importantly, it is a matter of Him knowing us! 

There's truly no running and no hiding from God.  He knows everything about us, especially the condition of our hearts.

Do people really know God, if their hearts are not right with Him?  Can they really say they know Jesus?  Or, do they actually mean that they know of Jesus, about Him, without having a personal relationship with him?

God tells us in his Word, in John 3:7, "Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be born again."

God told us this for a reason.  It's not enough to just be here on earth and learning about Jesus Christ; we must trust in Him. 

After all, God loved us, so much that He made a plan of redemption for us.  John 3:16 tells us, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

And, when Jesus came to earth, He came knowing that He was fulfilling God's plan of redemption for us.  He tells us so, in Romans 6:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."  And, continues on in verse 9, telling us, "Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him."

This is true love.  Love that we can only receive from God, not from humans.  Love for us, that never fails.

Love, a matter of the heart.  A matter of the heart, that is the heart of the matter.

Until next time...

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