BY GWEN DRESSEL
CHRISTIAN FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER
This wife called to her husband to get up.
He replied, "I am not getting up. I am staying in bed all day and covering my head," he replied. His wife said "Why?" to which he replied: "The people don"t like me." To which she replied: "You need to get up now, you are the PASTOR. (Thanks Joel Osteen for the humor.)
Do you ever have days when you feel like you don't want to get up or if you do get up, you feel like you are drained and you haven't even begun your day?
I have great news for you. John 3:16-17 says -"For God so loved the world, he gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life."
17 "For God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved," so that means He loves you so much. You could be the only person in the world and God would have sent His son to die for you and rise again so that you would come to Him.
We say: I love my dog or I love German chocolate cake, I love my husband, I love my kids, but that does not even compare with how much God loves you.
No matter what you have gone through, or what you are going through, God loves you unconditionally. He knew you before you were ever formed in your mother's womb. He has plans for you. Even if we fall short, he will see you through. First John 1"9 says -"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteouness."
John 15:9 says - "As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you; continue ye in my love."
I John 4:19 - "For He hath first loved us."
I Corinthians 13:1-13 is the love chapter; verse 13 sums it up -- "And now abideth faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love."
If you have never made a commitment to the Lord, just open up you arms and ask Jesus into your heart. Just say, Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I repent of my sins and ask you into my heart today to be my Lord and savior. Now began to praise and thank Him for loving you unconditionally and coming into your heart.
Remember God loves you unconditionally, so walk in His love this very moment.
Lets pray: Father God, I come to you today and thank you for loving me. No matter what the world looks like, you will never leave me or forsake me. I can rest in your arms and feel your love surround me. Thank you for loving me and blessing me from this moment forward. We give you honor, praise and glory! In Jesus' name, Amen.