This world is not falling apart, everything God has predicted is coming together. The truth is being revealed and nothing will be left undone. God has given his creation man, a time of grace, and now that time is coming to an end. God chose to die and in doing so he gave everyone a chance to live, but that is something you must choose, the only way you will continue to live is to accept the gift his love has provided. This world has never been about what the enemy has been trying to deceive its inhabitants to believe but about preparing for something so much better. So much of what has happened seems to have been wasted but what God has determined to be necessary can never be considered a waste. The magnificent love of God cannot and will never be anything but righteous and holy; everything about Him must conform to His standard if it is to remain. God wants His kingdom to be one of total splendor, one of total agreement and unity, one of total peace. To achieve what He has determined is absolute; he was willing to sacrifice everything, even His own life. To question what God has created and to ridicule his actions and motives are nothing but the actions of a fool. For me to say I understand everything about Him and have given Him all that He is due would be a lie. There have been so many times that I questioned what was happening, many times I have fallen short of what was required but He has always been faithful, he has always been compassionate and kind. The enemy has given me cause to doubt but when I could see the sacrifice, the ultimate pain and suffering he was willing to bear, I knew His promises were real and that I needed to remain humble and faithful. I love Him because He first loved me; my love is built on nothing more than his unconditional love for me (1 John 4; 19). Worthless, unworthy is how I am made to feel when I think about my disobedience and my many sins, but His love compels me to surrender and to give Him what He has died to redeem. What has His suffering gained Him, my needy soul?? I fail to see the equality in what He has willingly given for what He has gained. I will never understand how someone so magnificent could ever love someone as unworthy as I, but my inability to see what He has chosen to love will not keep me from accepting Him.
It is time for unworthy man to accept what He so ardently wants to give, not only so that he can live but also because God deserves our loyalty and our love. Any sacrifice that I am called upon to give will never match what He has so willingly given. From the beginning God knew what was needed and He willingly gave His all to obtain it. They say that if you want something done right you must do it yourself, could that be the reason God did what He did? God sacrificed because of His ardent love but He also sacrificed because He was the only One who could be that perfect sacrifice, He was the only One able to redeem us all. How is it that so many will refuse His willingness to forgive when by doing so they will lose their only chance to live? MOM, GLH