Wednesday, September 7, 2011
How Much Jesus Loves You
It's a common question spoken among new believers. For me- All I have to remember is the day he died for me. For all of us. He not only carried the cross up the hill, but was nailed to it. His palms were nailed to the cross, and he wore a crown of thorns. He hung there- left to die. Beaten, bloody, bruised, and dying. He did that for us. He did it because he knew we would sin, and he knew he needed to save us. And I truly thank Jesus Christ for that.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved -(Ephesians 2:4-5).
God loves you more than you think. And if you truly think he doesn't, and you want to be saved- Simply repeat this, and speak to God from your heart-
Dear Lord, I confess that I am a sinner. Please forgive my sins and accept me as your child. I invite you to be my Savior and the Lord of my life. I surrender myself to you in the name of Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord.
Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever (Psalm 136:26).
How do you love God? What if you get made fun of?
God loves you. He loves you more than the earth. He loves you just as much as he loves Jesus- even satan. He loves all enemies. He loves all creatures. He loves YOU.
The common fear with children, and some adults is being made fun of. Did Jesus cry when he was beaten with rocks? No. Did he cower when they hung him on the cross? No. And he knows you can endure people calling you names- Just as he did on the cross. You have to endure name calling, if you truly love the Lord. You have to endure not even close to what Christ had to. And the best thing to remember- Christ is right by your side through it all.
I am a Jesus Freak.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Be saved. Look deep into your heart, and let Christ in. Only then can he help you through everything.
Through Christ- We are all saved. In any matter.
Verse- Philippians 4:13
Julie (Stay Strong for God!)