Your mercy reigns, Your mercy comes, Your mercy falls, and rises with the sun.

So we have been doing this Crazy Love study with the youth of the past couple of weeks.  This is week three of the study, I and am expecting pretty good discussion this evening.  I won’t give everything that we are talking about away, so that you will check in tomorrow to read about the discussion that we had.  However, as I read through the chapter getting ready for this week I was struck by an overwhelming feeling of how much God loves me.  Francis Chan writes, “The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.  He treasures us and anticipates our departure from this earth to be with Him…” (pg. 59).  We have such a warped view of the relationship between God and ourselves that we often overlook this irony all together.  God wants to have this intensely intimate relationship with us and we so casually brush Him off as if he were some bum on the street.  How incredibly arrogant!  The God of the universe loves us.  Don’t just pass by that thought, because you have heard it before.  I think I should say it again.

The God of the universe loves you and me!

This is a massive truth that cannot simply be passed by without dwelling on it.  This God who does not have to love us and is totally complete and perfect on His own wants to have a relationship with you.  This truth has monumental implications for each person’s life whether they realize it or not.  God has a crazy love for us that is beyond human comprehension, and we act as if we could take it or leave it on any given day.  You have to ask yourself the question, “If the God of the universe loves me this much, why do I not take the time to see what He is all about?”

Think about how your life might look different if you lived like you fully believed that God loves you.  I can promise you that He does, and He wants you to turn to Him.  God gives us so much on a daily basis, and we just accept it as if we were entitled to it to begin with.  I will close today with another quote from Francis Chan.  “The best things in life are gifts from the One who steadfastly loves us.  But an important question to ask ourselves is this: Are we in love with God or just His stuff?”

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  1. You mean we are supposed to have a relationship that is more like a father/child and not like a genie in the bottle? I think all too often people say they believe in God so that they convince themselves that they will die and go to heaven as opposed to going to hell. Which is pointless because A) you missed the point of Jesus and are one who called me Lord but didn’t know me and B) if you don’t enjoy life on Earth with God what makes you think eternity in heaven is going to be any better…we certainly can’t indulge our sinful desires in heaven M-sat and then just do the church thing on Sun. Okay I’m done.


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