God doesn’t get all heavy and stuff demanding love from us

I am a fan of Graham Cooke and found early on in my Christian walk his prophetic word “The Inheritance”.  There is a part in this where God tells us he couldn’t love us more and he couldn’t love us less and those words have often come into my thinking.  It’s easy sometimes to worry that we have upset God by our actions or lack of actions, to think that we have let him down somehow.  But God loves us regardless.  This verse in Matthew 5 reminds us that God’s love is for all:

Matthew 5:45-  that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

How my heart soars when I reflect on how wonderful God’s love for us really is.

NEVER FAR

I could never be far from my God, he wouldn’t allow it, he wouldn’t turn his back even if I turned mine, he finds us irresistible, his love unmistakeable, a love that is dependable, a love that is true, you don’t have to reciprocate (although that would make you feel better) but God doesn’t make us love him, he doesn’t get all heavy and stuff demanding love from us, he waits patiently for us to see him as he is, he continues to bless us even in our sin, of course he wants us to invite him in so that the love can work from within, changing us into new creations, transforming us into the likeness of our maker, giving us hope, giving us pleasure, giving us a measure of right and wrong, giving us a song in our hearts that never departs, his love making us light headed as we contemplate the years we regretted and see how indebted we are to the God who saved us yet asks nothing of us except to believe, to leave our sins at the foot of the cross, and after all that is no loss leaving the hurt and the anger behind, leaving the things that used to bind us, tying us up in knots as we tried to do life on our own, not knowing at that time the sublime forgiveness of a Saviour whose love is meant to lavish us, whose desire is to be with us, so much so that Jesus himself humbled himself as a sacrifice, he gave his life for me, that’s love in entirety, my anxiety gone, my fears disappeared, Gods perfect love casting our all my fears.

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