We were born to embrace it NOT accept it.
You must know the creator of this massive universe; the same God who made you out of dust loves you personally. God’s love for you is not just personal but intimate, absolute and unconditional. This love is so powerful it reaches out to you, not in spite of your many failures, but including them. Human affection is often based on your ability to measure up to the expectations of another.
But, remember the love of God is different, because…
His love is based on His character and not on your performance.
When God made mankind He didn’t make you with everyone, He took His time on you alone to model you, which shows how much you are individually loved by Him. Plus He loved you enough to create you in His image. – Genesis 1:27
You can never wonder whether God loves YOU or not because He has already shown it to you on the cross. He loved you so much; He was willing to pay a priceless price to break the power of sin and reconcile you to Himself so you may get the chance to spend eternity with Him. God didn’t just give us a little; He gave His best for us. He gave HIMSELF! – John 3:16 what kind of love is this you may ask? THIS IS CRAZY LOVE! No one could and will never ever love you even quarter as much as He loves you. “There is NO GREATER LOVE than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13
When God created you, He had a destiny in mind that is so wonderful it is almost beyond belief.
A destiny that includes knowing Him the way He really is; talking to Him and hearing Him answer; knowing His presence is with you at all times; and daily being empowered by His Holy Spirit to be an instrument of His love, comfort, and healing to others. Do you really know God for yourself? Can you hear His voice? Can you acknowledge His presence? If the answer is no to any of these questions, then it is time for you to embrace the love God the Father showed you through the crucifixion of His Son.
There is a huge difference between ACCEPTING JESUS and EMBRACING The LOVE Of JESUS. “ACCEPT” is to “take something offered”, “to accept an invitation”, “and believe in something”. It’s possible to “believe in something” and not embrace that something. “EMBRACE” is “to clasp in arms with affection”, “to cling to, to cherish, to love”, “to seize eagerly”. Could the difference be anymore stark?
How would you define your relationship with Jesus now? One of taking what has been offered, one of mere belief? Or one of love, affection and submission? The scripture tells us “We must love the LORD our God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength.” – Mark 12:30 But you must first embrace the love of God in order for you to get to love Him back. Embracing His love allows you to know Him on a personal level leading you to form an intimate relationship with Him.
ALL THE LORD EVER WANTS FROM YOU IS YOUR HEART!
Personally, my life took a sharp turn the day I embraced His love and I haven’t been the same since. We were born to embrace it not accept it. The difference between embracing and accepting is a matter of heart. Where is your heart today? “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:21
I pray you seize eagerly the One who truly loves you, who gave it all up for you.
GOD LOVES YOU ALWAYS & FOREVER!0