Thursday, February 14, 2013

Word of the Day... February 14, 2013



Our Personal Blessing From God

God will praise each one of them first Corinthians 4:5

what an incredible word from the Lord. God will praise each one of them. Not just “the best of them,” nor “a few of them,” not “the achievers among them,” but “God will praise each and every one of them”.

You won't be left out. God will see to that. In fact God himself will give the praise! When it comes to giving recognition, God does not delegate the job. Michael will not hand out the crowns. Gabriel does not speak on behalf of the throne. God himself does the honors. God himself will praise His children!

What is even more amazing, the praise will be personal!....  Awards aren't given a nation at a time, church at a time, or the generation at a time. The crowns are given one at the time. God himself will look you in the eye and bless you with these words, “well done, My good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:23).

Can you imagine how awesome that is going to be to have the Lover of our soul give us our crowns personally? So many times people concentrate on the wrath of God rather than our loving Father. When you stop to think just how much He loves us with that perfect agape love.  

Agape is love which is of and from God, whose very nature is love itself. The apostle John affirms this in 1 John 4:8: “God is love.” God does not merely love; He is love itself. Everything God does flows from His love. But it is important to remember that God’s love is not a sappy, sentimental love such as we often hear portrayed. God loves because that is His nature and the expression of His being. He loves the unlovable and the unlovely (us!), not because we deserve to be loved, but because it is His nature to love us, and He must be true to His nature and character. God’s love is displayed most clearly at the cross, where Christ died for the unworthy creatures who were “dead in trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1), not because we did anything to deserve it, “but God commends His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). The object of God’s agape love never does anything to merit His love. We are the undeserving recipients upon whom He lavishes that love. His love was demonstrated when He sent His Son into the world to “seek and save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10) and to provide eternal life to those He sought and saved. He paid the ultimate sacrifice for those He loves.

Today, as we go out into the world, it is so important that we share that love with other people.  You would be amazed at how much just a smile can change a person’s whole day.  I hope that each and everyone of you have a Simply Heavenly Valentines Day!!!

2 comments:

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day too!

I had so much fun with my husband. He bought me the most incredible lei to wear to our favorite restaurant for dinner!!! I hope that you had a Simply Heavenly Valentines day Rosie!!!:):):)

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