by Kimberly A. Brock
I love the way God Loves me. I view His love towards me as very consistent, and honest. He has a desire for my Love and Trust that’s persuasive, sincere and quite frankly, incredible. But while His love has this much depth, I often find myself avoiding it; avoiding Him. Why?
While at work one day, the subject of God’s bible came up. Three of us began to talk about God, His word and good books to read. Then the subject of His love came up, as I tried to describe it to my coworker. The only way I could effectively describe the depth of God’s love was to compare it to the depth of a well, and how when we began to explore it, the depth of His love becomes overwhelming.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 ESV)
When we were out of God’s way, He showed His love toward us by redeeming us , even before our time of birth. According to Scripture, before the foundation of the World, Christ had been in existence and set to redeem us from our wickedness.
He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you. (1 Peter 1:20 ESV)
Everlasting love, the Father set us apart unto Himself in eternity (transcends time), and can only be known of us if we will repent from living in blindness. Sinfulness is incredibly alluring because it trumps having to assume responsibility for our actions. Here and there we feel the convictions of our wrong doing, but ultimately, God has to redeem us from our sinful conscience. The way that our redemption is made reality is by our confession of faith toward the work of Christ which results in the salvation of our soul (mind, will, and emotions). Evidence of our renewal is a change of life, or desire to change out life. The Holy Spirit gives us that desire to change and the grace (God-ability) to accomplish those changes. Trials, temptations, and mistakes will be made as we are continuously conformed to His image, but His consistent love is never relinquished at our mistakes. We must have faith in His power to redeem, and remain faithful to His promises.