IS GOD OBLIGATED TO US?
I have heard sermons preached and statements made that if Gods’ people will do so and so. that God is obligated to bless that person with so and so. Namely perfect health, monetary prosperity, worldly gain and the list goes on, and on.
DEAR READER GOD IS NOT OBLIGATED TO ANYTHING OR ANYONE, GOD IS ABSOLUTELY SOVERIGN.
God does not give us His complete love, mercy, grace and unmerited favor because He is OBLIGATED TO DO SO. HE GIVES IT TO US BECAUSE OF HIS NEVERENDING LOVE FOR US. We are HIS and He gave His ALL, His Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cruel cross and shed every drop of His Precious Blood, to pay our sin debt that He did not owe, and that we would never be able to pay.
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
God loves us and His most earnest desire for us is to spend eternity with Him, not to be lost and spend eternity in hell with the evil one and his demons”
We give our tithes and offerings to our church in obedience to His Word. We pray for healing of the sick and those in desperate need because the love of God dwells within us. We pray and read His WORD to draw closer to Him and have daily communication with Him, because He is our best and most personal friend.
Every time a seemingly impossible need is met by God we are amazed and awed at such an Overwhelming, Caring and Loving God. He knows every need in our lives and He loves us enough to meet that need. Sometimes He meets the need in the way we ask, and if the way we ask is not His Will for us because our way is not always the best way, God answers the need in His Way. We see only the now, but God sees down the road around every corner and into the eternal. God knows each and every one of us personally; He even knows our thoughts, motives and even every hair on our head.
God’s desire is for us to surrender our lives to Him, not for what we can get from Him on this earth, but because He loves and cares for us so much He wants for us a life secure in Him, and He wants us to spend our eternity with Him in the home He is preparing in heaven for those who love Him with all their hearts. This is the only way to have that peace over every situation that arises in each of our lives, the peace which that passes all understanding.
I love you dear reader, Love Gloria
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