Posts Tagged ‘destroy’

People who send death threats to a 5 year old. No He doesn’t! God doesn’t hate anyone in fact quite the opposite is true; He loves us all more than we can possibly imagine. It’s because of this immense love that He hates the things that harm us or keep us apart from Him. This is where some get confused thinking hating is okay. Hating a person or people is never right. Hating something hurtful for them can be if and only if it’s deeply rooted in love. This hate, Godly hate for lack of a better way to put it, should never become further evidence one is unloved or unlovable.

The word consumer has really been on my heart lately; Here’s the definition of consume:

Verb (used with object)
1. To destroy or expend by use; use up.
2. To eat or drink up; devour.
3. To destroy, as by decomposition or burning: Fire consumed the forest.
4. To spend (money, time, etc.) wastefully.

Some words I like better are: give, create or share.

I love how God reveals Himself, supports and confirms what He’s saying when we’ll listen. After sharing on fear and trust yesterday, I came across this from Larry Crabb –

“The point of the whole plan is relationship, a connected community.

We can make a little headway in building that community now. If I have already been forgiven and therefore connected to a God whose Spirit pours life into me, then you pose no threat to my existence. You can reject me, hurt me and make my life pretty miserable, but you cannot destroy me. Therefore I don’t need to be afraid of you that my fear controls how I treat you.”

As followers of God, sin no longer separates us from Him but clouds us from Him for the moment. We get to choose how long the moment is. We need to turn back to Him immediately not take our punishment into our own hands and prolong the cloudiness. This only causes us to feel more unloved which leads to more clouds.

“For this the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” There is no sin that we have to commit. With Jesus there is always a way out, it’s our choice. Are we going to choose self, what we think we want or need or are we going to choose God? The choice is usually much clearer than we like to believe.