I wrote this the day I returned from the Calvary Chapple women’s conference in El Passo Texas I just took some time and journaled My prayer is that this is a blessing to you the reader and that you will grow in Christ.
How can I find words to explain what I encountered, so much more than a religion so much more than just an average God of the Christian faith, so much more… what is the gospel? It is a romance offered by the lover of our soul, who sees us even in our deepest need so much more than a payment for Sin he ransomed us from the slave block of death, and the master called Hell we were bound to it, but Jesus out of love, nothing but pure love, of a kind we cannot even take hold of came and died, to ransom us, and take the key from the master, and lead us from the block. What does he want in return? He wants our love. And if we love him, we will obey his commands.
This isn’t a quick pro quo oh, you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours. Not only does he pay for our debt, but then, when the Holy Spirit comes to us, to live inside of us, we then suddenly want to obey his commands, out of love for him, an all-consuming love we are not being held over a barrel what Jesus is saying, is if you have accepted my love then you will want to obey, your desires will change. You will want to please me because you love me.
And on the matter of pleasing God, what do we have to prove, to the one who knew us so completely so fully, and yet still, chose to love even the worst filthy sinners of us? We can prove nothing. to even to attempt to do so, is the depths of pride, and an insult to God. Of this, I have been guilty.
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