Love that’s real is way more powerful than a pretense. Because then there is no fear and where there’s no fear, anything is possible. Everything we say and do should flow from His first love.
Every face you’ve glanced at today is the face of someone God loves, including you.
If you’re just loving me so you can get into heaven, it’s not real. The motive is still you.
…Challenging stuff, I know. but better than just living for yourself and at the cost of those around you so you don’t miss heaven. when it’s already in you. God wouldn’t have waited that long, plus there’s no way you can work your way into heaven. :)
The Gospel or Christianity isn’t about going to Heaven as much as it is about being transformed into His image. I don’t think Jesus died and rose just to get us into Heaven. I believed He died and rose to restore us back to our original created value, because He made us with purpose. And our purpose and the reason why God made us wasn’t to get in Heaven. It was to love and live from Heaven that dwells within our hearts so the whole world could be lit with the light of His glory.