I am so glad to have you back where we left off, my dear readers. Let’s see how I found love, as I looked at the light.
Living in the light of God and reading His Word, I began seeing glimpses of His power and His love for me. As I began to put my trust in Him, He graciously answered my sometimes selfish prayers, thereby showing me that He hears me, He is with me and He has the power to do anything according to His will. God created us to be in a deep relationship with Him. And we can rely on him in all our circumstances, knowing that He will be with us every step of the way. Even when we are not sure what to do, we can wait for Him to open the way before us. This calls for putting our trust in the One who sees our next steps. The Lord has promised us that His light will go with us wherever we go and His presence will give us rest. That is called Love.
“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is Love.” (1 John 4:8)
Since God loves us so much, he will never force us to do something that we are not ready to do. He gives us free wIll. It’s our choice to choose His way or our way. Love never pressures us to love Him. He wants us to choose His way willingly through faith and to love Him out of devotion. God calls His people to a place of rest, a place to call home, a place to join His family.
As I spend more time with God, I realized how wide and long and high and deep is his love for me. Sometimes I couldn’t fathom the relationship that God offered me through Christ Jesus seems too good to be true.
I had the urge to get to know Him better, and had many questions. So we joined a church which we now call home. After attending church for awhile, the stories of Christmas and Easter took on new meaning for me. It was painful and hard to imagine what the Lord endured in order to set us free. One can put his or her life on the line to save others, but only Jesus could die in our place, securing eternal life for us. God loves us aside from what we have done. His unconditional love for us is like the love of a father for his child. God, our Heavenly Father sent His Word in flesh, Christ Jesus, so we can personally get to know Him.
Jesus is my home. He is my place of rest. He is my family. The bible, God’s word is filled with all kinds of stories, both good and horrifying. God reveals His power and purpose through these stories. They give us hope that God can use anything in our lives, even bad situations, to bring about good.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”(Romans 8:28)
( John 3:19-21 )
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
The love that I just received through the light, it gave me strength to approach the hike ahead. But this journey manifested as I was crawling on an enormous mountain in my dreams. I named this place a “Holy Mountain”. Why? Because God taught me many lessons on this climb. Let’s see together what God revealed to me. I will meet you right here next time.