I do my best to describe God and talk about Him. I will never be able to communicate clearly all that He means to me. It’s huge. It’s immense. It’s passionate. It’s beautiful. It’s bigger than me. He has become my life. He is my lifestyle. I have a God lifestyle. It may sound odd but it is a good depiction of what my life is like. The transformation that took place, the change that invaded my life have had a lasting impact on who I am and all I do. It’s like the Jesus encounter I had years ago left parts of Him that will never leave me. Once you encounter Him, you can’t go back to your old self. He leaves His fingerprint on your spirit and nothing can wash it away. The enemy tries. Life tries. Circumstances try but it is an indelible fingerprint for life. You may choose to ignore it but it is there and it will be there when you are ready to go back to it. Why? Because the Lord is full of mercy and grace. He takes you back every time. He is loving and forgiving. When I met the Lord and accepted Him, I was met by Love. Love came to me and shook my life for the best. I had nothing, I was nothing and I became His and I have Him. The Lord is alive and well. He is love. Love is alive and well. When I was met by Love, I was met by a new life. Today I want to encourage you to let yourself be met by Love. Let God invade your life. Let Him become your lifestyle.
They say that love can change your life. Human love can make your days better. Now think about how much better it all can be with God’s love. It’s human love times a million and it is perfect love. I understand it can be hard to accept that someone can love us that much. I think so many people have been hurt by (human) love that they become skeptical when it comes to God’s love. So many people don’t know how to receive love and how to be loved so they reject this perfect love. So many people just don’t believe that such a love exists. It’s a shame because God’s love is more real than the chair you are sitting on and more real than the love you have experienced in your life. His love is not tainted by selfishness. It’s not full of bad intentions. It’s pure and clear. It is free of charge and there are no gimmicks and no fine print attached to it. It is a genuine as can be. It is protective and it is caring. God’s love will change your life in a way that is not humanly possible. It happened for me and it can happen for you because God is no respecter of persons. He has no favorites.
When you are met by Love, you are met by the life changer. My life was turned upside down by Love. I didn’t think it was feasible. I didn’t think it would last. I didn’t think I deserved it. I didn’t think it would stay with me. I learned that Love was a Person and not just a feeling. That person was Jesus Christ. I received His sacrifice. I received the benefits of the cross and it all happened with that one encounter when He showed me, He loved me enough to set me free from what had been weighing me down most of my life. A heavy weight was lifted. A dark cloud was dissipated. A new freedom came in to stay. A new way of life came in to stay. I was met by the King of Kings and I fell in love. I saw Love. I accepted Love and Love took down the walls of shame and the walls of low self-esteem. When you are met by Love, your ego must go, your fears must bow down because there is no fear in perfect love. My prayer for you today is that you are met by Love every day. I pray that you get to know Love more and more each day. I pray that Love changes your life beyond your wildest expectations. May God bless you dearly! You deserve to be loved. Embrace the Lord. Embrace the new lifestyle! May God bless you dearly!
Suggested reading: Romans 8:38-39; 1 Corinthians 13:13; 1 John 3:1