Mostly what God does is love you

Ephesians 5:1-2

Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents.  Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.

When I started to better understand that ” mostly what God does is love you”,  I was able to trust Him with my dreams, desires and destiny more fully.  I wasn’t approaching God as the fun-hater, but rather as the one who loved me best.

I can trust His precepts  even when I don’t understand them,  because they come from His  complete and utter love for me. tumblr_m5gzniNQVS1ro54pzo1_500  If you live as a christian long enough,  you’ll come up against a place or places in the Bible that, in your heart of hearts, you don’t really agree with or understand.    Maybe it’s the part about  “don’t give up meeting together”,  when people at your church seem to let you down and you want to back up from church all together.     Maybe you’re single and you can’t imagine not having sex with someone until you’re married….then how will you ever get married in this sex- with- anyone- you- want culture????    Maybe it’s “obey your leaders, they keep watch over you as men who must give an account” and you disagree with your leaders  and are pretty sure you’re smarter than they are.   It’s hard to trust God when you don’t see how His word could possibly work…hard, unless you know that He loves you.   His precepts come from this abject and complete, wanting-the-best-for -you love.

When I know that mostly what God does is love me, supremely and perfectly, even to the point of giving  up his one and only son for me, I can trust Him even when I don’t understand His ways.  I can just keep company with Him and learn a life of love. 

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