Friday, January 29, 2010

His Loving Redemptiveness.

Even as our resolve to follow God increases, we will continue to fall short. But rather than see occasions of repentance as humiliating admissions of remarkable stupidity that threaten His ability to continue loving us, we should view them as regular reminders of our dependence on Him.

"Our continual need to humble ourselves and repent of failings does not separate us from His love. Rather it is an opportunity to celebrate that His loving redemptiveness is larger than our weakness. Indeed, nothing can “separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39)."

God has an "unquenchable desire to help us heal our wounds, individually and collectively. . . . God is not dead, and he is not an absentee landlord. God is not uncaring, or capricious, or cantankerous. Above all, he is not some sort of divine referee trying to tag us off third base. The first and great commandment on earth is for us to love God with all our heart, might, mind, and strength because surely the first and great promise in heaven is that he will always love us that way.” (Jeffrey R. Holland, “‘Look to God and Live’,” Ensign, Nov 1993, 13)

"Regardless of our earth histories, we all have someone who is crazy about us. Each one of us has Someone—a Father in Heaven—who loves us with His whole heart, might, mind and strength."

Source= The First and Great Promise- By H. Wallace Goddard & Barbara Keil

When awful things happen, even to good people, there seems built into us a desire to put blame on someone... whether we are strong in our faith or NOT. It seems that we often tend to lean towards blaming the one who knows everything, has all power, and loves perfectly----- GOD.

It is imperative that we try to remind ourselves of these things, especially when we feel W.E.A.K. or feel like a failure.

He is always rooting for YOU. God has an "unquenchable desire to help [you] heal [your] wounds..." and most importantly ---his "loving redemptiveness is LARGER than [your] WEAKNESS."

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Trusting our Perfect God.

"Whether we are fourteen or ninety four, there is room to grow closer to our Father in Heaven, through his perfect Son. We can trust Him!"

THIS article really touched my heart today.