Summary: God loves you and wants for you to recieve his love.
The Heart of God
God loves me and wants for me to receive his love
Grant van Boeschoten
September 7, 2008
I believe that God has a foundational message for your life this morning. He has got a thought, that when it gets into your soul, will transform the way that you live and think about your life.
The great thing about the wisdom of God, is that many times there is deep truth found in a simple statement.
Here it is, “God loves me, and wants for me to receive his love.”
The love of God is an amazing thing. Sometimes it’s taken for granted, and we just go through our life not really appreciating God’ love.
Other times the love of God is so amazing that we are moved to tears. John Newton had a radical moment of truth in his life. He was a slave trader. He made his living in the slave markets, exploiting a people by taking them from their homeland, from every thing that they had come to know in life. These people were then shipped off in horrible conditions across the ocean to be slaves for the rest of their life.
It was an awful way to make a living, but John Newton was one of the best. That was until he met God in an amazing way, and he realized that God’s love was enough to forgive him of the horrible deeds of his past. John Newton, a slave trader realized that “God loves me, and wants for me to receive his love.”
Of course, most of us know one of the ways that Newton expressed his thanks and his love back to God. He wrote the song Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I am found, I was blind but now I see. It was grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved. How precious did that grace appear, the hour I first believed.
You see, when you realize how amazing God’s love is, when you receive that love for your own life, it changes things. You get a new perspective, you get a new life.
God’s love isn’t just for slave traders though. You don’t have to have gone to the very depths of depression or addiction or sin to be a candidate for God’s love.
Some people are living their dream life, they have all the things that money could buy. But the truth is, that God’s love will change your life, even if it is a dramlife. Because God’s love is more then just about giving you a great life, God’s love is about your life being used to make this world a better place.
God’s love will move you to compassion, and you will want to fight against the injustice in the world.
God’s love will pour blessing into your life, and because your life will be full and running over, you will become a blessing to people all around you.
God’s love will focus your life. You will learn the specific reason why you were created, you will understand your purpose and you can focus your life to that end.
God’s love will make you more lovely, and loveable. The love of God softens the hardest of hearts, it opens tightly shut eyes, it breaks down walls and you leads you to become a better person.
Who wants some more of God’s love this morning? Because God loves you, and he wants for you to receive his love today.