Saturday, September 1, 2012

Loving God

I know there is a big gap between now and the last post, missing pieces, but I was saved tonight and I had to write. Actually I was saved before tonight, probably more times than I could ever realize. God rescued me before I even knew I needed saving. I only just got the picture.

I wasn't praying or reading my Bible when it happened, I wasn't analyzing or searching for the meaning of life, but it suddenly hit me--the hardest, darkest, most terrible time of my life was God rescuing me from something far worse and putting into motion the steps that would lead me to Him. I was overwhelmed with the mercy of God.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Psalm 136:1

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

We know that all things work together for the good  of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

Verse after verse flooded my mind and for the first time it was real to me. He cares for me personally, for my situations and my future. All my life I've known God loves us so much that he made the ultimate sacrifice, but I never reciprocated. No joy, no thankfulness, no worship; the cross seemed far removed. Thanks be to God for his faithfulness, for bringing me to Richmond, to Movement and to the people who shared God's love and prayed for this day. My cup is overflowing.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. It's so great when verses in the Bible move from religious principles to life saving truths! Rebekah, you have been a great encouragement to us. It's been so sweet to see God working in your life, and to see you really embracing it. God's so good to lead us the way He does, even if we don't get at it at first. Thanks for sharing this.