‘If our perception of God is wrong, skewed or altered, then God can’t do what He wants in our lives.’ –Pastor Gonzalez
It’s all in our perception of who we see God as. In Mark 12:30-31 “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” It’s all about love. It was love that drove Him to a cross. Eph 3:17-19 “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”
I Cor 6:8-11 “Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”
God will leave the 99 sheep just to rescue that one little sheep. He isn’t concerned so much about where we’ve come from. He cares about where we’re going. He has more anointing and more peace and more love than we have ever felt before. If we correctly understand how much He loves us, we worship with total abandonment. If we could just keep that love in perspective and approach God with that same love, who knows what could happen in this place.
A famous theologian was asked, ‘What is the greatest Biblical revelation?’ His answer was, “Jesus loves me.”
Excerpted from an Inspiration by Vernon McCoy.