We don’t get it. We are mortal men and women. We have a set time on earth. And although we feel like we always have next week, tomorrow, five minutes from now…we don’t.
News flash…it’s not about us. It's not about us at all.
Well, let me speak for myself.
31 Days of Love made it timely to read Crazy Love. Mr. Chan starts with helping us look at our situation for what it is. We serve a God who created all things–stars, butterflies, kidneys, galaxies. That God.
Yet we fall in the trap of thinking—believing—life is all about us. Not about the eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing God. But small, weak, mortal, us.
“Why are we so quick to forget God?
Who do we think we are?” p. 42
“Me, My, Mines” Trap
This sounds a bit harsh. But when you stop to think about it…really think about it…how do you live your life?
My life sounds a little like this…
Huh hum… I would not say I’m a selfish person. But actions speak louder than words.
Do you too get caught in the “me, my, mines” trap?
If you are like me, we need a newsflash. It’s not all about us. Ouch!!!
If you are not like me, well, sister, brother, I am working to get this right. Don’t give up on me. I am glad to say I’m much better than I used to be but I’m a work in progress. God–Thank God!–has not given up on me.
What about you?
“The point of your life is to point to Him.
Whatever you are doing, God wants to be
glorified, because the whole thing is His.” P. 44
So, maybe this is not a newsflash–a statement so important to draw your undivided attention…but it should be.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
Better yet, do you live your life in an it’s all about Him kind of way?
His Sovereignty meets our insignificance at a place of love.
“Most of us, to some degree, have a
difficult time understanding, believing,
or accepting God’s absolute and
unlimited love for us.” P. 53-54
Mr. Chan shares his relationship with his earthly father and how it affected his perception of God, his heavenly father. I too have a similar life experience. I doubt we are alone.
I am sure many of us share stories of how a negative or poor relationship with a fatherly-figure caused us to have a skewed view of God.
But then our past meets His perfect present. He love us.
“The wildest part is that Jesus doesn’t
have to love us. His being is utterly
complete and perfect, apart from
humanity.” P. 61
– Do you believe in His love for you?
– Do you believe He created you just the way you are for a reason?
– Do you believe He has a special place in His heart for you?
– Do you believe you were made to glorify Him?
We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19
Do you believe in this unlimited love? And not in lip action (i.e., talking only) but do you believe it enough to change how you live?
Grab your Love Journal. Answer this question:
Do you believe God loves you–no limits, no conditions?
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