The world measures “success” in terms of fame and fortune, but God measures true riches in terms of love and relationships. Money is temporary, but God’s love lasts for eternity’s eternity (and God loves YOU).
Some of you may question and/or even doubt that God loves you. Circumstances, and challenges be it self-inflicted or not will never change how much God deeply loves and cares for all of us!
The Bible teaches us in 1 John 3:1: How much God lavishes His love on us, it tells us we should called God’s children and that is who we are! Paul reminds us in Romans 8:38 that nothing, not death, life, nor circumstances, nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus’.
Let’s be honest, we all desire to connect with the idea of feeling known, accepted, and ultimately, loved, and are searching for it, but perhaps maybe in all the wrong places as the old adage says. I will be the first to testify; when we respond to Jesus’ call, our quest for true love comes to a screeching stop because at that point we are able to see the reflection of Perfection who traded His life for ours—(HALLELUJAH AND THANK YOU JESUS).
In the blink of an eye our world is forever changed by the power of the cross and we are instantaneously invited into God’s Holy presence and into His gripping—inescapable love!!!
Brothers and Sisters, God’s love calls us by name and lifts us up in spirit! It gives us a rich mercy and grace which is fresh every day. It allows us to live from a place of love and acceptance, not a place of striving or earning. We are simply free to respond to the love of God with our lives.
There are a lot of “good” loves, but only one heavenly Great Love. Only the love of God in Christ Jesus will satisfy continually the innermost depths of our hearts, minds, and souls, to the brim and overflowing both now and for eternity’s eternity!