Apr 21, 2006

Greater love has no one than this

The word love is thrown around so much these days that it's meaning is almost unknown. It's not sacred as it should be and it's not said in truth.

You know, love is why we are here. Love is why we have found forgiveness in God's eyes. And it certainly has nothing to do with our love, but His love. I wonder, what must it have been like for Jesus to love His Father so much that He'd give His life so we could find life through Him?

And what must it feel like when we forget what He's done for us? Our love for Him grows stale, the sparks have gone. Jesus is just our buddy, our friend. We make Him into just another person, a picture on the wall. We know He's real, but a part of us still refuses to see Him. We walk around with a veil covering our faces.

Is He real for you? Can you see Him up on the cross? Do you realize that you and I were the reason He allowed the nails to be driven into His hands and feet? Do you realize that He died not only for you, but to please God? Would you die for your mother or your father? Would you kill your child if it meant millions would be saved?

I wouldn't.

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Have you been nailed to the cross? Have you nailed your old self to it? Or are you depending on your "good works" to bring you favor in God's eyes?

Galations 5:24
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.

Please! I beg you! WAKE UP!

It's not about us anymore! It's ALL about Him! About what He's done! God has mercy on us because of Jesus! Not because we are "good" people! It wouldn't be mercy if that were so!

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Jesus Christ is our eternal. He's our Spirit; He's our hands and our feet. But you can only find Him when you put down your pride and realize that it is not about YOU or ME anymore, but about Him. We now live for Christ, not because we choose to, but because He chose to live in us! That's it. No more. Wake up!!

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