Luke 10:27 “He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
This verse represents the one command that is so important to God. It’s so important that it’s commanded to us in all four gospels. God wants us to love Him and have a relationship with Him but God also wants us to love ourselves which enables us to love the people around us and have relationships with them. Whether it be a relationship with a significant other in marriage, engagement, or dating, a relationship with friends and family, with the strangers you pass by everyday or most importantly a relationship with God. The most important relationship in my life is the one I have with God.
My relationship with God began when I was 6 years old. In middle school I grasped a better understanding of God, life and death, and relationships which lead me to rededicated my life to Him. But if I’m being honest it wasn’t until the summer of 2016 when I fully and truly had a real relationship with God. Before that summer I had been in one of the darkest places of my life. I made several mistakes. Some a lot worse then others. I did not keep God at the center of my life and I did not keep Him at the center of my relationships with other people. Because of that I destroyed some relationships completely. Others, through God, were able to be repaired. During this dark time in my life I stopped going to church, which I have never done. I had finally hit rock bottom to the point where I didn’t know why God created me. I didn’t know how He could love me. I didn’t even love me. God saved my life during that time.
My mom and sister finally got me to go to church with them one day. From there, I started meeting with my pastors wife. My family, the church community, and the pastors wife were all God’s light to me and showed me He was still there and He still wanted me. Even with my mistakes and all God still loved me and wanted me. I was able to love me and restore some of the relationships in my life. Most importantly I repaired my relationship with God. I rededicated my life to God again and got baptized. I’m still not perfect in my relationship with God but its something I seek and want to work on everyday. I want to show the world of His love.
Our God is an all-powerful and all-knowing God. He is our comforter when we are hurting. He is our healer when we are sick and broken. He is our provider in times of trouble and need. Our God is love and it’s His love that compels us to love ourselves and to love others. I just want you to know that God loves you for who you are and in return He just wants your love. Seek out a relationship with Him because it will change your life.
Rend Collective came out with a new song a few months ago called No Outsiders and the lyrics have some powerful and truth towards how God feels towards us.
“With no questions
And no conditions
When I was a sinner running from your grace
You called me friend
You called me friend
There are no outsiders to your love
We are all welcome, there’s grace enough
When I have wandered, Lord
Your cross is the open door
There are no outsiders
I’m not an outsider to your love”
If you know God but don’t have a relationship with Him and want to, then I encourage you wherever you are at don’t hesitate to just call out to God. He is there and He is listening. You can talk to myself or someone else on this team. We would love nothing more then to talk with with and pray with you.
If you know God and have a relationship with Him but life keeps getting to be too much or distracting. I encourage you to first reach out to God and then reach out to one of us because we would love to pray for you and with you.
If you are reading this and you don’t know God or have a personal relationship with Him but want to know more, again don’t hesitate to message us and we will tell you all about Him and pray for you.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” – John 3:16
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