God wants a relationship with us

Do you question God's love for you? I am here to tell you that He does love you very much and has prepared a plan and a direction for your life. Ephesians 2:10, "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." And also in Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."

From the beginning God has loved each of us and wants a relationship with us. John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

If you have children you may know how much love that is. I personally have a son that we almost lost due to an illness and I know what the pain of losing a child might be like. And for God to voluntarily give his son for me is a great show of love. Jesus also being God laid His Godly power and authority down to sacrifice Himself for our salvation.

Philippians 2:5-6, "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God."

He has known us personally from the beginning of time. Psalm 139:13-18, "For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, and in Your book they all were written. The days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them."

The Holy Bible is the story of God's love affair with the human race. We can read about all the mistakes or sins the Jewish nation has made and yet He still loves them.

You and I have made many mistakes or sins and yet He loves us and wants a relationship with us. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, "For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures." Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 6:23, "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Acts 16:31, "So they said, 'Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.'"

So if you would like to experience a love like no other, give your life to Christ and experience true love.

Pastor Lonny Smith of the River Ministries in Coleville is a member of the Carson Valley Ministers' Association.


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