If someone asked you if you loved God,Â you might say: â€œOf course I love God.Â What kind of a person do you think IÂ am?!!â€
Many people are afraid to say they reallyÂ donâ€™t love God, in case He retaliates byÂ being unresponsive to them in a crisis.Â So, making yourself believe you love GodÂ offers you some reassurance that GodÂ will hear you when you call. But letâ€™s beÂ honest, is that really love?
Think of it this way: if you paid asÂ much attention over the last year to yourÂ parents or grandparents as you have paidÂ to God during the same time period, whatÂ would they conclude about how much youÂ love them?
For the most part, people only thinkÂ about God or try to communicate withÂ God when they canâ€™t work things outÂ themselves or when they are afraid.Â They may be afraid they wonâ€™t get theÂ new job; afraid that they will get caughtÂ after messing up badly; afraid theÂ growing lump may be cancer; afraid theÂ judge will give them a stiff penalty; andÂ the list goes on.
The sad reality is – often God can beÂ totally ignored until a crisis happens. ThenÂ like a call placed to the emergency numberÂ 911, we expect God to come to our rescue.Â Is that loving God or using God?Â How would you define your relationshipÂ with God up until now?
God is not obliged to respond to ourÂ calls of distress, but so often the goodnessÂ of God is shown when we least deserveÂ it. Did you know that when God showsÂ His goodness through acts of grace, HeÂ actually wants to lead you to repentanceÂ and to faith in His Son the Lord JesusÂ Christ? (Romans 2:4).
Regardless of how a person has usedÂ God or regarded God, God has madeÂ the first move to demonstrate His ownÂ amazing love for them – whether they everÂ reciprocate by loving Him in return orÂ not. There may be many questions aboutÂ the sincerity of our love for God. One lookÂ at the suffering and innocent Christ onÂ the Cross, enduring the horrible penaltyÂ our sins deserved, should be all we need toÂ convince us of His love for us.
If you have admitted in your heart thatÂ you have been guilty of ignoring or usingÂ God, would you like to rethink yourÂ relationship with Him? Would you likeÂ to turn to God, admit the guilt of yourÂ sins, and trust Christ as your personalÂ Saviour? There is eternal life available toÂ you through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.Â Why not respond to Godâ€™s love today byÂ loving Him in return?
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