Friday, January 27, 2012

Taking Love For Granted

While talking with a friend yesterday, I mentioned that there are two ways that people approach God's Love.

Some doubt God's Love.  These people have a hard time believing that God could possibly love them.  They feel like they have to work to "earn" His Love and and have to live perfect lives to keep that Love.  They live in fear that this sin, this mistake or failure will be the one that finally separates them from God's Love - God will say "Enough!" and be done with them.  

Others are completely confident of God's love.  These people easily accept and believe that God loves them.  They know they don't have to work to earn His love, but they also don't think about their sins separating them from that love.  They move and live in freedom, knowing that God will always love them, but that confidence can lead them to take that Love for granted. 


This morning I started thinking about that conversation again.  I question a lot of things - just ask my husband or close friends.  I tend to be a little pessimistic and I often doubt.....but I don't question God's love for me.  I'm confident that He loves me, no matter what.

I don't live in fear of losing His Love, but I'm also not amazed enough by that Love.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:38,39 NIV
The truth is that God's perfect, amazing, unending, crazy love for us has nothing to do with us and everything to do with Him.  We don't have to live in fear of losing His Love, but we also shouldn't take that Love for granted.

I know my husband, family, and friends love me and I make sure to thank them for that everyday.  Do I do the same with God......

What about you - are you taking God's love for granted?


Many blessings,

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8 comments:

  1. I too have taken His love for granted. I want to thank Him and praise Him for His beautiful love!

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  2. I like your comment regarding amazement. Yes, we should be absolutely dazzled by his love! I do not remember a time when I didn't feel loved by God. I am grateful for that but yes, I often take it for granted. I am going to pay more attention and remember how amazing it is!

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  3. Very beautiful. I think I go through moments of difference with this. I don't doubt His love, but I think I find myself taking it for granted. Then, I have my moments of not sharing that love in the midst of my confidence. But other times, I feel like I'm exactly where I need to be doing the things He would have me do. Thank you for this reminder. :)

    <3 Kendra

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  4. What a wonderful, and somewhat convicting point Lisa. While I don't doubt God's love for me, I've certainly been guilty of not appreciating how truly amazing that grace really is.

    Thank you for the reminder! :-)

    Have a Blessed Weekend!

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  6. Love this post. I used to doubt HIS love for me. Couldn't figure out why HE would and at times was sure because of failing that HE was going to say...Enough! I've had it with you! But, HE never did and I am so thankful. I know HE loves me and that will never change.
    Blessings Lisa...Chelle

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  7. I'm sure I take His love for granted. But the amazing thing is I don't think He's frowning at me for my inability to know how blessed I am, or thinking how ungrateful I am. He's just focused on loving and blessing. I'm able to see that more and more as I love my grandkids. Even when they're naughty I can't help but think how cute they are. But your point is well taken, Lisa. I think in our culture we have lost any sense of how much it cost Him to give us the love.

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  8. love this post! and what a reminder...my 12 year old son taped a note to his alarm clock, "pray first"....what a lesson I learned from him!
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