I just want to talk about how amazing God’s love really is. The same love that meant He sent His son to die for us. The best way we can see God’s love is by looking at His forgiveness, He forgives everyone of everything. We have a creator who loves everyone though some would despise Him, a creator who is perfect but loves our every imperfection and a creator who gives direction when we have lost hope
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” Psalm 119:105
Have you ever just stopped and thought how amazing it is that God doesn’t wait for you to commit the sin, instead He forgave you of the sin back at the cross; the sin that you didn’t even know you were going to commit, was forgiven thousands of years before you even did it. I’m not sure about you, but if someone has done a lot of bad things towards me then I might say “how can I forgive that person after everything they’ve done” however looking at how God forgives us, He looked at all the sins we would ever commit and says; they’ve sinned so much yet there is no amount of sins too much for me to forgive. Remember it’s not that God forgives… it’s that God forgave. It’s like going to a shop owner and asking for a refund to find out you’ve already been given the refund, but not just for the pair of shoes you were returning but for all the products you would ever need to return and ever need to ask a refund for.
“He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” Romans 4:25
The best part of living a life for Christ is that we are meant to live to exalt God, and yet in our lives God exalts us. He lifts us up and shows our worth to others, the Holy Spirit blesses us with gifts. The most outstanding bit of this is that God exalted us before we were even born, because He planned a great life for us to live for him when we just being formed.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
So if God has done so much for us how do we thank Him, how do we show appreciation to an awesome God, there is no other way but by praising him in everything we do, but more than that we can show we are thankful to Him for what He has done for us by what we don’t do! Every time we choose to not defile our bodies we show God we are thankful for everything He has done for us. So actions speak loudly to God and the amazing action of not doing something to keep our righteousness can be the loudest action of them all.
“you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:20