You know, when some of you see the title, you may be tempted to click off of it because God loving you may seem either too elementary or just simply unbelievable. But I want to share Truth with you today in hopes that you will not only hear it but believe and digest it. Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” This is such great news! God loved us when sin made us unlovable!
After some time in prayer, God revealed to me that sin is not just a behavior, it’s a location and an identity. We trespass when we sin against God. So when we take that thought into this verse, it reads, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were trespassing and not in our God-given identity yet, Christ died for us.”
Just as sin is being who we’re not supposed to be (which causes us to do what we’re not supposed to do), righteousness is choosing to step into being sons and daughters of Him which ultimately changes our behavior as well. Oftentimes, we focus so much on doing right things that we forget to “be” righteous. This is the difference between religion and relationship. Religion looks at righteousness as a “what” when relationship looks at it as a “who.”
Don’t do righteousness; be righteous. Receive His love and be filled with His Spirit to be who He says you are. He loves you with an unfailing love.
The Lord designed our bodies in a powerful way! He is a purposeful God, and He didn’t make any mistakes when He created us. Every cell, organ, bone, muscle, and nerve are all working together to give us the energy and vitality we need to function in this life.
The Scripture says in Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” In our body’s control center, the brain, there is a process called Neuroplasticity. In a nutshell, pathways are created in the brain based on our habits. When new habits are formed, new pathways are created in the brain.
When we meditate on our issues and worry about them, pathways are formed that can create anxiety, a negative outlook and perspective about life, and so on. But when we meditate and operate in the Word of God, our brains create paths that emulate His ways, His habits, His nature, and His thoughts. We have access to the mind of Christ! Let’s allow the Word of God to create new paths in our minds!