On Tuesday nights our young adult ministry joins Vintage Ministries in New York for their live webcast that includes worship, teaching, and small groups discussion. One of the things we have been reminded to do the last several weeks is “Tell Yourself the Truth”. We are told so many lies throughout our days that if you are not in God’s word and in prayer it can get very confusing to know what is truth and what is a lie. If we are not seeking God through the scriptures we begin deciding what is truth based on our feelings instead of what God says.
One truth that I was reminded of last night was that God’s love for me doesn’t change based on my performance. What I mean by this is if I have a day where I drop the ball and don’t share my faith, I don’t read the Bible, and I forget to pray God does not love me less. However, the opposite is true as well in that if I go feed the homeless, read my Bible for an hour, lead 5 people to Christ, God doesn’t love me more. God’s love for me and for you is unchanging! Please don’t read into this the wrong way if I sin I stiff arm God and separate myself from him but He doesn’t love me less. If I choose to sin my relationship with God changes because I walk away from him and walk towards a destructive path. We also need to realize that God wants us to be in His word, he wants us to share our faith, he wants us to care for the down and out but that doesn’t make God love us more. So today I am reminding myself of the truth that God’s love for me is not based on performance and that is greatly encouraging!
What truth do you need to remind yourself of today?