Hi Guys! :) Here's some glorious thoughts to sip on and ponder from our friend Shawn. He just sat down and wrote this at one of his fav coffee shops here in Maui. Be blessed and encouraged by it!
We've all at some point in our lives no matter our standing with God, pondered his heart. Many of us have been lead to believe that He is a God of punishment and wrath. Others may think that God is the universe and that we should worship creation, and not the creator. In many ways we've all defined who or what God is, and what his intention is for our lives. We find ourselves on the fringe...
of many beliefs and get lost in this constant tip toe around what the Fathers heart really is. Even as I'm writing this now will confess I at times have accepted both of these ideologies, as well as completely denying his existence completely, and even going as far as mocking those with faith! However here I am now writing this now, and I can tell that God is in a constant pursuit of your heart. His only motive is to radically love you! I don't know where exactly it was we drifted far from the idea of "being friends with God" but that's the very thing he wants so dearly from us! It's not about always obeying commands or "being a good person" it's about walking with him. It's the idea that he wants us to be personable with him, laying down everything in front of him. That means our joy, our sorrow, our hurt in time of need, and in times of abundance. That's the kind of friend God is, he is not circumstantially persuaded. What I mean by that is he doesn't just want to be with you when things are going good, like many human relationships. Again he wants it all the good the bad, and the ugly. That is true unconditional love! The most amazing thing about this, is that when we allow God to love us so outrageously it gives us the ability to love others outrageously! When you truly know what it feels like to be loved at the deepest capacity with no strings attached then you know how God loves us. So come on today and start walking again, with your best friend, and let him love you ridiculously!!
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