This life is not about asking for my salvation…mind you, I know what the bible states about doing so and HAVE done so. But it's not about 'winning' salvation and 'becoming saved.' It's about CHOOSING God. It's about choosing Him in the way that a wife chooses a husband and a husband chooses his bride. Christ wants to take us as His bride…AFTER we choose Him…willingly…knowingly…unmistakably and ir-regretably!
Choice was one of the first things that God bestowed upon the first two people to set foot into this world. He gave them CHOICE because He wanted their Love for Him to reign over all things and be true…DESPITE what they thought they could've gained if they DIDN'T choose Him. Even in that, He wanted them to turn down the greatest of temptations as an honest result of their love for Him.
That He loves US so much... to give choice. Would it of been easier for Him to take away the choice….less painful and gut-wrenching for Him to watch us turn away? ABSOLUTELY. But maybe not as gut-wrenching as the scenario that would command His ever-after relationship with us if he didn't…the question of how deep…how pure our love, in return, really is. I know for one that I'd never want to 'tempt' Aaron with some other choice in a wife…yet my heart's knowledge that I would struggle to continue even existing without him would hope…PRAY…that He would, ALWAYS, choose ME, no matter what the 'loss' He may experience in doing so.
It's time to stop focusing on salvation as a goal, and start viewing it as a resulting positive consequence! No matter what the distraction, temptation, alternative-desire, or tricky facade that Satan dangles at the tip of our nose, look to and SEEK His face. Eyes on God the way you would keep your eyes on your beloved, irreplaceable spouse whom you have committed to in mind, Body, Spirit and Soul. It's Devotion…it's Honest-to-Goodness adoration…infatuation…
a LOVE THAT CONQUERS ALL!
I Love God….I. LOVE. GOD! The Love I have for Him drives me to simultaneous tears and laughter EVERY TIME I touch His Life…every time He speaks to me with a voice as clear as anything I've ever experienced.
My spirit aches to admit to Him how short I fall of being what I want to be for Him and to HIM, EVERY DAY. But, that's love…and that's a result of experiencing God's love. I literally have NO CONTROL over my emotions because they are not from me. He has placed that part of Himself inside of me…and yet, out of all the things I want control over…I am utterly twitter-pated and giddy by Him.
I love His love and I love the love I feel for Him, in return. I CHOOSE HIM.
He Chose YOU. He seeks YOU. He yearns for YOU.
Accept that love and return that love so that when He comes back to 'marry' you, Church... YOU will be in His arms being carried over the threshold of the New Kingdom to literally live a Happy & Blessed, Forever After!