Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Tip of the Iceberg

Do you feel sometimes that you have just tasted the "tip of the iceberg" of God's love for you?  Is it too good to be true that someone loves you unconditionally, without you  having to perform?  Is it too good to be true that before the foundation of the earth, God created you in His mind and planned every day of your life?  Is it too good to be true that God saved you even before you were born?  Is it too good to be true that you were born for God's glory and He alone came to redeem you back to Himself?

I have found for myself, at times, that it is hard to wrap my mind around the love of God for me in His Son Christ Jesus. When I try to measure God's love with my experience of human love, I fail miserably.  God is not a man  that He should lie.  God loves us unconditionally, because that is WHO HE IS.  There is no flaw in God's love.  It is perfect. There is no fear of judgement, nor fear of rejection, nor guilt or shame  in God's love for His people. 

God loves us all the time and He is not moody or impatient. We are accepted in His beloved Son Jesus and we are His children.  His love covers a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8). He has removed our sin as far as the East is from the West. He remembers it no more.  I often wonder, "How can that be?"  I see my sin, but He doesn't?  Am I being deceived?

I believe we are still  living in unbelief and not enjoying  God's grace.  I call it "navel gazing".  I am looking at myself too much and not fixing my eyes on Jesus.  By growing more and more in love and fellowship with Jesus, my heart is mysteriously changed and I don't want to sin. If my heart is sincere before the Lord, His conviction of sin will bring me to repentance.  I don't have to keep looking at myself for sin or I will fall into trying to perfect the flesh.

It is so easy to condemn ourselves. It is SATAN"S snare to keep us in condemnation and feeling guilty for our sin. Satan wants us to always be dwelling on ourselves and to forget that we have been forgiven. The blood of Jesus is enough. We have been washed and cleansed. We are not outcasts. Jesus became an outcast on our behalf when He was crucified outside the city gates.  His death restored  us to eternal life and made us acceptable before our Holy God.


I love Romans 5:8 where it says, " BUT GOD DEMONSTRATED HIS OWN LOVE TOWARD US, IN THAT WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US".  God didn't just say He loved us,  but He demonstrated His love and that is just a tip of the iceberg of His love for us.  

3 comments:

  1. Sherri, I am so sorry your remark was removed by accident, but you said it so well..."Isn't it the truth!!!" Always good to hear from you.

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  2. Love today's post! So encouraging and great reminder that we are only getting a "taste" of Heaven and God's love for us here, but our hearts hunger for the full feast.

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    1. Isn't that the truth sister. WE begin eternity NOW and will receive its fullness soon.

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