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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

"He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not"

“He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not”
Written by “Abena” aka Chosen Vessel

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1Corinthians 13: 4-8

I recall when I was in middle school and I was so in love with this young man named Doug. Boy, Doug was cute, stylish, and everything that a young lady could dream of…..the only problem is, Doug did not love me back. I remember the day that I thought I finally got Doug’s attention and I ran over and gave him some of my Snickers candy bar and he graciously accepted but then he chewed it up and spit it out on the ground……”so basically I felt like he was saying this is what I think of you.” Now I don’t think he was being that cruel, but that is how I felt; rejected, embarrassed and boy was my heart crushed L But believe it or not I did not give up on me and Doug being a couple and finally after many attempts, we became a couple, “I am sure it was because I wore him down, but nevertheless we were a couple for maybe one whole month.”

I think about that now and I think to myself, “boy was I pitiful.” But, the sad part is when you do not know what true love is and you come across counter-fit love you do not recognize that it is not true love because you have not seen, experienced or felt the real thing. My first encounter with true love was on January 1, 1998 when I met the Lover of my soul, Jesus Christ. A friend of mine invited me to her church for New Years and I gave my life to Christ and from that point on my life has never been the same. The first scripture that God made plain to me was that He loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, for me and for you (John 3:16). What an amazing God, that will give up His Son’s life for me? So of course, I had to find out more about this love thing that I had going on with God because the strongest love I knew at the time was my mother’s love and I thought that was the most powerful love on earth. But, when I read that, my Father God, gave His Son for the world….I needed to find out more.

Do you feel that way, do you want to find out more about this true love? I hope so, because I am going to take You on the ride of your life…….ok…..here it goes……In John 17:23, Jesus says, I in them and You in me. May they, “talking about us,” be brought to complete unity to let the world know that You (God) sent Me (Jesus) and have loved them (us) even as You (God) have loved Me (Jesus), now that is awesome. In Psalm 146:8, it says that the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous. And in Proverbs 15:9 it says the Lord detests the way of the wicked but He loves those who pursue righteousness. And then, if that isn’t enough, in Jeremiah 31:3 God says, I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. Wow, can you believe someone loves you that much? Even on the days when you don’t feel loved, God still loves you. Do you know that the bible also says that He, God, will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing; If you are reading this and you have or are currently feeling unloved you have to know that God has a song in His heart for you and for me, I rejoice because I didn’t even know that scripture was in the bible, until now, but I am glad about it! And the last one that I will mention for times sake, that blew the wind out of my body is in Ephesians 2:4-7 that says, because of His great love for us (us is all of mankind), God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgression (sin)- it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus…..Glory Hallelujah!!!!!!

If you have not already given your life to Jesus Christ, ask yourself, what is stopping you? Have you ever met someone who can love you the way God loves you? I think not……..Please let today be the day of salvation. All you have to do is call upon the name of the Lord and you will be saved, that’s all, and the Spirit of God will come in to live in your heart. Please let me pray with you now, it would be an honor and a privilege, say this prayer out loud from your heart:

Father, I come to You just as I am. There is nothing I can do to earn salvation I cannot work my way into a right relationship with You. The Bible says that we are saved by grace through faith as a gift from You. I confess that I have sinned against You and others. I ask You to forgive me and wash me clean with the precious, life-giving blood of Jesus Christ, Your Son. I believe that He died for me—He took my sin upon Himself and died on the cross for me. And I believe that He was raised from the dead, giving me power over the enemy. Jesus, I ask You to come live inside of me. I don't understand everything about being a Christian, but I invite You into my life to help me learn daily how I am to live. Thank You, Father, for Your gift of restoration and eternal life. I am so grateful for Your love and mercy. In Jesus' name, amen.

If you prayed to receive Christ, welcome to the Family of God. After today, trust me, your life will never be the same. The first thing you want to do is start learning who God is through His holy word. When I first received Christ I was told to start in the book of John, which I found to be of great help because you learn all about Jesus. Secondly, pray and ask God to send you to a good bible believing, loving church. Blessings upon each and every one of you and I would love to hear from you about your new relationship with God and your love experience. Truly the angels in Heaven rejoice because you are now a part of Gods family.

Other Love Scriptures:
1John 4:10, John 16:27, 1 John 4:16, John 17:26, John 17:23, 2 Thessalonians 2: 16-17, 1John 4:19…..and much more…

Brought to you by His Chosen Vessel Ministry
Written by “Abena”
http://www.hischosenvesselministry2005.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/hischosenvessel
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GodFirstChristianConnection/
©2007 Sister Abena

5 comments:

Aya said...

CV: I am so moved by how the Lord is using you to witness to, encourage, and share His words with others. I pray that through your ministry, others are either coming to know christ or drawing closer to Him. Thank you for your ministry. Kelly/aka Aya.

Goodnapps said...

I keep praying that the Lord brings me back to his fellowship on a more regular basis. This is certainly motivational.

Chosen Vessel said...

Kelly- thank you for your encouraging words. It is an honor and a privilege to be used by God. And my hope is that each person that is touched by my ministry either comes to Christ or re-establish their relationship with Christ. I hope and pray that my ministry is reaching the masses.

Tanya- I am glad that you found this message motivational. Tanya, let the Lord be your source for everything. When I feel disconnected from God the first thing I start doing is getting back in to regular bible study. Focus on the Family has a great Bible Study womans and singles series that will get you back in the word. They are really good. You can go to www.family.org and in the search engine type bible study series.

Sis. RJQueen10 said...

I love this! You grabbed my attention by quoting 1 Corinthians 13. It's all about LOVE is my theme for 2007 and really until it is embedded deep within and throughout my heart.

Continue to share the great news of God and Jesus Christ. It is encouraging, strengthening, and inspiring. You are excellent!

Sis. RJQueen10

Sis. RJQueen10 said...

Goodnapps,

I am praying in agreement with you for the Lord to bring you back into HIS fellowship on a more regular basis. I love your openness stay that way. Sorry, Chosen,I know this is your spot, I just felt compelled to encourage Goodnapps.

Sis. RJQueen10