Summary: Gods Love is not the eighth wonder of the world, God’s Love, Gods Unmerited Grace and Forgiveness encompasses and surpasses all the wonders, of all the worlds!
IS GODS LOVE THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD?
As I sat back and reflected this week and thought about what the Lord would have me to share,
What kept coming back to my mind continually, was how incredibly faithful God has been and always is.
I thought about things God has allowed me to acquire along the way over the last 30 years. I thought about how they had been acquired and realized how God had been involved every step of the way and had actually given each and every blessing out of the abundance of His Love He has.
Some would say yes but you work hard. A lot of people work hard, but are too quick to try to take the credit, instead of realizing it is always God who opens the right doors, and God shuts and locks the wrong ones, and who provides every opportunity in the first place.
James 1:16-18 MSG
16-18 So, my very dear friends, don’t get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. He brought us to life using the true Word, showing us off as the crown of all his creatures.
How many of you remember when you were young and the teacher used to have show and tell in school? How you always brought something that meant so much to you, that you loved and that was very important to you.
That’s how God is with his children! Always wanting to bestow upon you good gifts. Always wanting the best for you, always giving and loving you Without requiring a conditional expected response in return, the way the world does!
Sometimes the drama of life, has a tendency to cloud, and or blur our vision as to everything God truly does for all of us. And if we were to truly know everything that God does for us on a daily basis, it would be way to much to even comprehend.
That’s why God made time as we know it, in small measured increments. Knowing if we were to know all the Great things that were in store for us, and He had planned for us, it would be to hard to handle.
God gave us one day at a time and the assurance if we would trust Him, we would never have to worry about more than we could handle!
Phillipians 4:3-7 NKJ
3 And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
(Why was he telling them to rejoice? Here’s why, Because they were Christians, because they had every right to receive the benefits from their salvation to Christ! He was telling him to realize the enormity of what their future held for them! And God would have me tell you this morning the same thing!)
5 Let your [b]gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
When you have the peace of God on and in your life, you realize the truth in the scriptures, is for you! Every promise, every letter, every punctuation mark is for you!
Psalms 91:7-11 NKJ
7. A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8. Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10. No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11. For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
God is extravagant in everything He does and that includes your protection!
God has spared nothing when it comes to your defense, “ He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.”
Romans 11:33-36 MSG.
Have you ever come on anything quite like this extravagant generosity of God, this deep, deep wisdom? It’s way over our heads. We’ll never figure it out. Is there anyone around who can explain God? Anyone smart enough to tell him what to do? Anyone who has done him such a huge favor that God has to ask his advice? Everything comes from him; Everything happens through him; Everything ends up in him. Always glory! Always praise! Yes. Yes. Yes.