Being Loved By God – The Perfect Father

As a gal with my share of broken and messed up past – I can honestly confess in truth and with brazen affirmation that God was, and still is, the cure to all my ills to-date.

I do not know how many of you have ever had those wandering thoughts of whether you are good enough, or even worthy of love.

Living in a messed up world – and what I mean by messed up is: the sin (failing to attain God’s perfect standard) that exists in the world – we get a lot of that mess on ourselves, knowingly and even unknowingly; which ultimately determines how we present ourselves as individuals to the world and even view ourselves in God’s eyes.

Whether we are exposed to the mess by means of our families, friends, or even through our own foolish decisions, we all, have messed up in life at one point or another.

And as a result, receiving or giving love often becomes difficult because — in our own selves— we find that we are unable to demonstrate and give out an unconditional love.

Reason being, that there exists in us all an inadequacy and an emptiness that cannot be quenched by self-love or by being loved by other people.

All my life, I have been loved by people…and I have loved people as well; yet to-date, I have not experienced any relationship where I have not hurt somebody else and vice versa at some point.

However, I have discovered that there is indeed a perfect Father who stood next to me —day and night— with open arms — everyday— waiting for me to recognize that His presence had always been with me — present — ready to receive me and love me just as I was—

And transform me to be just as He is

As I went through life in the same limbo – desiring to be validated/accepted by others and feeling rejected whenever I wasn’t – God the Father, faithfully stood there waiting for me to recognize that He offered the most perfect love in the world.

And His love has changed my life in ways I do not even know how to put into words. It is impossible to express how somebody can love you, knowing all your flaws, knowing your innermost deepest and darkest secrets, and still choose to love you without flinching, questioning, doubting or second-guessing.

Jeremiah 31:3 The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, "I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.

And moreover, remaining faithful to me even when I fail to be faithful.

2 Timothy 2

13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

It is a love beyond reason because His love never gets to a point where it says to me, “you have crossed the line and you are now beyond redemption” – unless I have deliberately and defiantly rejected Him, as well as spurned His instructions and even repudiated His interference in my life.

Furthermore, it is deeply overwhelming when that somebody who loves you in this unconditional manner is the most powerful being in the universe –the author of life itself.

Being loved by God, the creator of the heavens and the earth – and the most perfect Father – is for lack of a better word: incomprehensible.

And His love gives me – personally – the courage to live a life drowning in freedom, as well as reciprocate that love to others, now, without fear of feeling inadequate within myself – because He is the source of my sufficiency. Though, I do admit that I do not love people as perfectly as He has loved me, but I press toward that perfect mark everyday with His help.

God — through Jesus Christ — offers a perfect love – a love that cannot be measured by man or even offered by our loved ones: our mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, or even friends. His love truly runs deeper than the ocean floor – it is infinite, unconditional, timeless, boundless and a sure and solid rock. And no man can rob the joy that comes with being loved by Him.

And once we understand that kind of love, loving others is made a bit more jollier because we are no longer the originators of such a selfless kind of love— He is.

I invite whoever reads this post— to allow Jesus to define what a true and perfect love means in your life.

There is no wisdom that I share on this blog that is my own; Jesus is the rock that I rest on and the source of all wisdom. He is the foolish rock I rest all my life’s hopes and dreams on and though many times resting on Him seems foolish, I rest still, because there is no other rock I have ever stood on that has been as solid as His word and His promises.

Matthew 6:31 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Okay… Let’s just be honest, whenever most people hear anything about religion, their first reaction and instinct is probably to cringe or brush off the whole matter entirely.

Why? Most likely because it is a subject that is associated with extreme cases of fanaticism, it brings about a lot of conflicts and controversies, and even offends easily.

Religion is famously known for: manipulation, stagnation, repression, ignorance, bigotry and is too often a threat to liberty. And rightly so. I do agree. With that said, I recommend you to read two of my posts as well as encourage you to do a personal, extensive, and honest research on your own regarding this matter. Why?

As intellectuals (critical thinkers), I believe we owe it to ourselves to interrogate, examine, and ask hard questions regarding matters touching on faith rather than choosing to ignore them or even worse— follow blind faith. Click here for the first post.

Who speaks the truth with regards to a genuine, sincere and true relationship with God? Is it Buddha? Muhammad? Jesus? Zoroaster? Confucius? Joseph Smith? Guru Nanak? Krishna? Among others? Find out on this second post:

Why Jesus Stands Out

My heart overflows with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalms 45:1

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