Everything you wanted to know about God

Well, maybe not "everything", but some things. Well, maybe not "some things", but what I know about God, or maybe not "what I know about God", but an abridged version about what I know about God.

First, you should know that God loves you. God created you. He knit you together in your mother's womb. All the days of your life are written in God's book. He is not angry with you: He loves you. He made a way that You can enter Heaven without obeying the Ten Commandments. This is the law of grace. He gives Eternal Life to all those who can say that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. No one is justified by following the law for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. But God made a way when there was no way. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that all who believe in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. God loves you better than a Father loves his child. God created you and destined you for good works which He prepared in advance for you to do.

God loves you unconditionally. He loves you just the way you are. If you can comprehend that, and get off the ferris wheel of self-condemnation, this truth enables you to become a better person. For once you are free from the burden of proving yourself to others or even to God, you are free to try new things: better things. In short, your past does not define you, and God remembers your wrongdoing no more. If God loves you the way you are, you need not care as much what other people think. You don't have to prove yourself. You can love even the most broken parts of yourself the way God loves those things: through the eyes of forgiveness. No one knows the totality of all that goes through your mind, and no one needs to. Through Jesus, all your wrongdoing is forgiven, and you have a new slate in God.

God has a plan for you, and that is to love God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. God has prepared for you a spot in Heaven where you will be like Him, for He calls you His friend, not His servant. What God is this that created formed images to become like Jesus, who Himself is God? It is truly amazing. No man knows what God has prepared for those who abide in Him. But God makes straight the paths of those who trust in Him. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. God delights in loving His children, and giving them good gifts. All good things are gifts from God in Heaven. God also planned who you should be in this world, but this meaning is different for each individual. About your life's meaning and life's work, I have no idea. We do so many things as humans. Our love defines us as God's own, but I think we are somewhat free to forge our own destiny with Jesus at our side. An important thing to consider is that our mark on this world will always be temporary, but we are remembered by God forever. We are, each and every one of us, famous in His eye's.

What, then, do we say of all the problems in the world? Each day has enough trouble of its own. Creation has been subject to frustration, and eagerly awaits the revealing of the sons of God, all those who trust in Jesus. Our fight is not against each other, but against the rulers and authorities, the dark powers of this world: satan and his dark angels. Satan would have us continually spar with each other than get to the real problem. Wars and rumors of wars abound, but Jesus Christ will return victoriously to take us along as spoils of war. Our duty is not to make sense of this world, but to stand in response to satan's attacks. Submit yourself to God, and resist the devil and he will flee from you. This is the battle we face every day. But God works all things toward the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose. If God is for use, who can be against us?

Life is not easy, nor does it become easy when you place your faith in Jesus. But God promises to provide for all our needs if we seek first the Kingdom of Heaven. He knows that we need food, clothes and shelter, but instructs us not to worry about such things, for God knows that we need them. God mentions in many places in the Bible to be strong and courageous for God is with us. Jesus said to His disciples before his crucifixion, "Do not let your hearts be troubled: trust in God, trust also in Me." Through the process of praying, repenting and seeking, God takes away the power of the devil in our lives. There is only one person to put our faith in, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ, the author of the new covenant, the covenant in His blood as forgiveness from our sins.

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