To all who have ears – I pray you hear. Open your ears and listen because the time is short. If no one has ever told you this – you need to know – really know the most important thing anyone can ever tell you. Hear my words… Are you listening? Lean in closer to your computer screen. Here it is…
GOD LOVES YOU.
Seriously. Really. Truly. Read the words again.
GOD LOVES YOU.
Here is the thing… Until you really believe it – it is nothing more than words. But Ohhhh when you know the truth behind those words. THAT’S when they come alive and they make a difference. Life changing difference. FOR REAL.
I pray that as you read the words to this post, that the Holy Spirit is removing the blinders from your eyes so that you can see what you have been missing all your life… And once the Holy Spirit brings you into the knowledge of what that is – you become dumbfounded at how the truth was always RIGHT THERE. In the center of your face. It was so close you missed it. You were blinded. Do you want to know the truth in those words? Than pray this prayer with me right now. I DARE YOU. Pray these words outloud. If I’m wrong, well what difference will it make, your repeating the words? But if I’m right (and I AM right) this will be moment that you will remember all the days of your life. How do I know? BECAUSE I WAS ONCE AS YOU ARE RIGHT NOW. Then someone asked me to pray this little prayer, and innocently, really not knowing how much a difference it would make. I did. And it changed my life. Actually as I look back in hindsight 31 years – I realize that what I needed, was always right there. I just didn’t see it. Do you feel as though something is missing inside of you? Like no matter WHAT you try to do to get that emptiness away. That feeling that there HAS to be MORE than “just this.” To go away. It didn’t. I never admitted that to anyone, I just felt it. Like there HAD to be more than “just this.” I don’t know what you have tried to fill your life with, but I know I filled mine with many different ways to escape. For me it was through acting. Running “away” from myself by getting lost in becoming a character. Part of a scene. I could be ANYONE I wanted to be and it would take me away from the “just this” of life. If I wasn’t acting, I was reading. Reading is a GOOD thing, don’t get me wrong. But it became an escape for me. I would get lost in a story and it would almost be painful whenever I had to return to the “reality” of me. And to be honest, I had a childhood that was MUCH better than most. But there were things in life I did not know how to cope with, and so I escaped.
There are many different methods of escaping. Some people escape through drugs. For others, it may be alcohol. Or maybe it is sex or maybe for you it is something entirely different. But no matter what it is, there remains an emptiness that you don’t have to admit to anyone, because more than likely, you haven’t even admitted it to yourself.
Deep in the very essence of you, your spirit. There is a whisper going on. And it is whispering:
GOD LOVES YOU.
And no matter what you do to try to avoid it, ignore it, stifle it, drown it out. The fact of the matter is, it doesn’t go away. WHY? Because God made you with a deep core inside of you that can ONLY be satisfied when it is filled WITH HIM. And until we come into the absolute knowledge of His love, we can’t “quite” put our finger on it. What this hunger deep inside of us is. Until we FINALLY decide to listen to the words deep inside of us and find out just what it is all about.
How do you begin? Want to find out if I’m right? Than just pray this prayer with me:
“Father God. If those words are true, and if You TRULY love me. I need You to show me that they are real. I need You to make Yourself real to me. I need to know on a personal level that those aren’t just mere words. But that YOU DO indeed love me. Show me that You and Your love is REAL. Come into my life and be my Lord and Savior. I believe that Jesus was born of the virgin Mary. That He lived, was crucified on the cross for forgiveness of my sins, was buried and rose from the grave. I desire to find out for myself that You love me. SHOW me. TEACH me. Help me believe. Forgive me of my sins. I turn to You now Father. Please come into my life and be my Lord and Savior. Help me to see that Your love is REAL. In Jesus’ name I pray AMEN”
I promise you, that if you pray that prayer. God WILL show up BIG TIME. How do I know? Because I was once where you are right now. And I had NO idea what the impact of praying that prayer has made in my life. TRY IT. What do you have to lose? The Bible says in the Book of Psalms chapter 34 verse 8: “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”
I promise you. It will be the BEST decision you make in your life. There is nothing greater than having the Lord open your eyes to ALL that you have been missing. You begin to REALLY live. Why? Because once you have asked Jesus to be the Lord of your life, you are saying, “God, I can’t DO this thing called life on my own. There has to be something MORE than what I see.” The emptiness and need to fill it up with something will be gone. I’m not saying that life will be without problems or will become easy. But what it WILL do is fill you up with peace. And as you continue to seek God out, He meets you where you are at and you begin to have a personal relationship with the TRULY living, powerful, all knowing, loving, forgiving God. And it ALL begins to make sense…
God LOVES You so much. How do I know? Because its TRUE. And there is NO greater love you can experience than the love of God. TRY IT. And see for yourself. And if you do, you will discover one truth after another. Understanding like you never knew. Realization after realization. About God. About His Word. About His love, About His grace. And in finding Him – you find that you learn MORE about who YOU are and what God has called you to be. Oh dear reader – TRY HIM. He is a life changer. He will change your life and you will begin a journey you never ever dreamed of. GOD LOVES YOU. Isn’t it time you found out for yourself JUST how true those words are. Pray the prayer. What you are looking for IS right there. You just have to step out in it.
GOD LOVES YOU. He’s waiting…