How do you see yourself in the love of God?

Dear readers,


If you would like to make a commitment to Jesus today, you may do so. We are praying for you too.


Do you believe in the Love God has for you? 



That God loved you SO MUCH that...


"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16, KJV)."


17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world 

[that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world], 

but that the world might be saved through Him.

John 3:17 Amplified Bible (AMP)



Dear friend in Christ,


How do you see yourself in the love of God?


In all our ways, we can think & belieive we are right. I used to think I was a good enough Christian & alot of my ways were right, until God redirected my way of seeing things.


God loved me TOO much to let me stay the way I was; & still growing in the love of God, God loves me TOO much to let me stay the way I am; when there is something God wants to get my attention about!  


YET, God loves me anyway, unconditional of me and who I am!  BECAUSE Love is who God is, unconditionally of who I am!  God is LOVE!  The love God that has for us is the same every day:  PURE!  And, once we trust in the love God has for us, we can pray, Search me God and know my heart!


Do you know how much God loves you?


God's ways are...


Well God's word says it best in Isaiah 55:8 KJV "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD."


Through Christ, God's living word gives us a new perspective on life!


But I would love to ask you, How do you see yourself in the love of God?


How do you feel about the love God has for you?

How do you see yourself loved by God?


The world (who hasn't seen or known God's love); and some self-proclaimed opinions may shout at you lies, but do you know that God is love?  Do you know HOW MUCH God has SO LOVED YOU?


How do you see yourself in the love of God?


Does your situation change the way you see the Love God has for you?


I see myself in the love of God as Training in, being corrected in, abiding in, growing in, forgiven in & confident in the love God has for me & I TRUST in the same love God has for you.


When you can't see through your circumstances; and it's hard to believe in the love God has for you by what you are going through, do you still know-how much God loves you? ...That He is right beside you still?


God is right beside you!!!


Do you know how much God loves you?



How do you see yourself in the love of God?


Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139:23‭-‬24 AMPC



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How to you see yourself in the love of God?


Love in Christ,

Karen Rowe

Hope in Today Ministries
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Be the Passion of God's Love

Forever HE is glorified, by Karen Rowe Hope in Today Ministries, June 12, 2017

I praise God for this revelation that come to me just moments after I shared a testimony on Facebook this morning! 


I will keep this message simple as the Holy Spirit has given it unto me to share with you today! 




The more we let go of the emotions that hold us down, the more we experience understanding coming to us from God and in Jesus Name, I pray this is a blessing to you too!


The more we let go of the emotions that hold us down, the more we experience understanding coming to us from God …


Our Hedge of Protection is in the Word of God


Our Hedge of Protection is in the Word of God. Are you abiding in the Word of God? The Word of God is LOVE. Are you abiding in LOVE? Every challenge that comes to us is for our benefit to grow in our understanding of the Love of Jesus and the Life Jesus died to give us! 


We know that the Israelites traveled around a short trip [11 Days {Deuteronomy 1:2}] for 40 years [Joshua 5:6]; how long will it take us to surrender from our old ways of thinking to trust in God alone?

How do we love like Jesus?


When we have arrived through Jesus to a place of certainty that Jesus is RISEN –We are spiritually made alive in Christ! And, then we begin to grow in our knowledge, but understanding is by experiencing The Holy Spirit; and understanding is an incredible strength to us, and with a purpose to grow up into becoming a direct representation of Jesus!


Our Hedge of Protection is ABIDING [Remaining] in the Love of God!


Jesus was resurrected from the dead to be Alive for many to see, talk with and experience the life God has promised us who will believe! Yet, for many of us, we have not been taught why we go through difficulties! 


When I first read the book of Job several years ago, I wasn’t ready yet! I didn’t understand WHY God would allow such things to happen to such a good, good man!


Years later, I gained understanding that God never stopped loving Job, He just believed in His love for Him so greatly; and God knew Job had some room to grow in His relationship with God!


If this doesn’t make sense to you just yet, hold on to your faith a little while longer, because IF you don’t give up on God, God has NOT given upon you!


OUR HEDGE OF PROTECTION 

IS FOUND 

IN AN UNMOVED & STEADFAST 

FAITHFUL HEART THAT IS FOCUSED ON THE LOVE OF JESUS!

 

THE LIVING WORD OF GOD FLOWING THROUGH OUR HEART!


The Holy Spirit is our teacher and helper!


Painting a picture of what a hedge of protection looks like ~

LOVE IS GOD'S WAY OF STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO OVERCOME ALL THINGS FOR GOOD!


–IF we don't give up on love (God’s Way of Strength and Courage).


How did GIVING UP to exhaustion; and GIVING IN to complaining; and GIVING UP on being grateful to God, and FORGETTING GOD as their SOURCE for LIFE work out for those written about in Joshua 5:6?


It was WHEN things got tuff, that people gave up. YET, it is in those very moments [we can learn from] that things EITHER get RUFF; or things reveal the work of God for our GOOD! What the Lord is teaching me today is: How we respond determines which side of the Hedge of Protection we desire to be on MOST!

 

How we respond to difficulties 

determines 

which side of the Hedge of Protection we desire to be on MOST!


“The Israelites had moved about in the wilderness forty years until all the men who were of military age when they left Egypt had died, since they had not obeyed the LORD. For the LORD had sworn to them that they would not see the land he had solemnly promised their ancestors to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey (Joshua 5:6 NIV).”


How did (for them) / does (for us) complaining work out for God’s people?  There is a message of HOPE here!  There is a passage through that mountain!  The GATE is JESUS and the POWER IS abiding in the LOVE of God trusting God and following JESUS!


In the BOOK of History (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth), God’s People who were finally being delivered [BY THE POWER OF GOD] from a life of slavery [Being led by a pillar from God of fire and light / Day and Night (The Holy Spirit of God)] to a promised land of Milk and Honey; many chose death instead of Faithfully trusting God for FREEDOM!


Thank you Jesus !

We CAN 

CHOOSE LIFE & BLESSINGS!


HERE IT IS!

...even though we may have to suffer for a little while, SO that the GOD of all COMFORT and the Father of all Mercies, even the God and Father of the LORD Jesus Christ, can comfort us, 

SO THAT we can be a comfort to anyone that is in any trouble!


Gang / Friends, It is just a LITTLE WHILE LONGER! And, there is a SO THAT right there in FRONT of us! If we are friends of Jesus, we’ll hold on to our faith in Jesus and trust in the love God has for us for as long as God calls this day “TODAY”. I promise you God will NOT allow more to come on you than HE knows you can handle, and overcome for the good of your very life with HIM. 


Being perfected in Christ is not fun, BUT in the end, there is SUCH of freedom in the existence of LIFE and in the very air that we breathe!


Overcoming temptations is life experienced, as Heaven COME to earth!


Please hear the Lord speak to you in this message. 


The Lord is good and God is love and without love we are not in the hedge of protection, which is the Word of God!


Satan can’t get to us, UNLESS we open our heart up to him …


This is that struggle of flesh and spirit, but my friend, BUT, Greater is HE (GOOD) who lives in you THAN he that is in the world (evil).


God has given this message to us a bit clearer too in His Word to us and found in John 1:1! 

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God and the Word was with God (emphasis mine)! This is LOVE! This is JESUS! This is GOD! This is the Holy Spirit of God!


Now, we determine who we desire to be like … 

Fighting upstream a River flowing in God's Grace?

Or flowing in the River of God's Grace?


We don’t like (to be LIKE) we don’t like to be, but our flesh will fight with God’s will living in us, {unless we surrender to GRACE} because we just want our way sometimes, especially when things are so wrong.  BUT, God uses these very things to work together for the good to them that love God; according to the purpose we are called in; and that purpose is to be transformed into the image of God’s Son (Romans 8:28-29 emphasis mine)!


Glory be to God! I pray this message is a courage to your heart to love Jesus MORE; than Satan hates good.


Love Jesus MORE; than Satan hates good.


The Lord just revealed to me that every test that comes our way, is due to the elevation of our hearts ability to love like God! We are on a highway to Heaven, and trials are steps we take in our heart as we grow closer and closer in our relationship with God!


Glory be the God for showing this to me! If our heart is perfectly clean to love like God, BY THE HOLY SPIRIT’S HELP, the devil has no pitchfork to use against our mind, will, or emotions! –So, as there was no stone to throw in that day Jesus drew in the sand as HE rose to respond in the power of the Holy Spirit remaining on Jesus; there are no evil thoughts in the purified heart abiding in the love of God; and there is no place for the devil to poke us with success!


Once we overcome a trial / test of our heart to grow in our understanding by EXPERIENCE of WHY God allowed us to be educated, we will never be the same; and our heart won’t be quick to make a mistake!


Truly it is like career college classes in Higher Education!


Truly it is like career college classes in Higher Education! We must repeat a class if failed over and over again, until we are able to be successful in our knowledge and demonstrate on a test that we are ready to move forward and be promote to the next higher level!


This is how we are growing in the Lord! Step by Step, we are stepping on evil’s head, by growing in our comprehension of understanding this love God has for us is GOOD; and the power of Love, by abiding in God and God in us (1 John 4:16 emphasis mine) ~ This is our Hedge of Protection!


THIS IS 

(GOD IS) 

(THE LOVE of JESUS IS)

(THE PRECIOUS WORD OF GOD IS) 

(THE HOLY SPIRIT IS) 

The Word of God is our Hedge of Protection!



Don’t pray for situations to go away SO THAT your joy will come back (and make that mistake I prayed years ago); 


God spoke to me and said with a firm voice of correction

“I WILL NOT! YOU WILL REMAIN JOYFUL ALWAYS!” 


I found my new content heart real fast! And, guess what, with my repentance, the devil did flee and the situation did change! BUT my joy was 1st found in the grace of the LORD willing to endure any situation for the glory of God!


Think about this. I am not making this up. 


God is God and HE will speak to you!


Glory be to God! 


At least we know! 


I have come to know and recognize tests as they come as a footstool of elevation –that when I finally give it all up to God, the devil will flee and I do experience the freedoms in Christ as my heart lets go of the way I used to feel and think; and take on a NEW WAY of feeling, thinking and responding.


Together, as we believe, we can say, 

I am not perfect in my human nature yet, but God sure is in the Holy Spirit whom abides in me and walks beside me, because I believe in Jesus; STRIVE to & SEEK to abide in the love of Jesus; and asked the Holy Spirit to abide in me! 

God is love! 

My human nature may still make mistakes, but I am enabled & I am growing in God’s grace –and, greater still, I am still growing in the Spirit of the Lord as God sees my heart needs to grow in LOVE, which is this transformation into God’s Character the Bible teaches us about.


We have a choice NOT to LET the enemy of God get access to our heart!


The devil will come AT us in every way possible, but he only has a few access points! We have a choice NOT to LET the enemy of God get access to our heart!  Guard your mind and heart in Christ! 


Be quick to surrender to God all your selfish ambition and envies (resentments)! 

Do on deny the truth; and don’t boast in it either! HOWEVER, do ask the Holy Spirit to help you transform your complaint into a prayer and bring praise, honor and glory to God. In Jesus Name, Amen.


In closing, 

PRAY, read the Word of God and listen for the Voice of the Lord speak to you! Know the Voice of the ONE who leads you; and identify the characteristics and character of God!


Don’t forget that bitterness leads to deception and depression, but love leads to God and HOPE in God is the position of our heart where freedoms in Christ are found; and the ability to love like God is discovered!  


LOVE LIKE GOD IS A MIRACLE!


Final note, what is deception? But the busying up in our mind focused on the wrong way of thinking, as the deceiver works evil toward us on the side, while we are looking over there in the wrong hearts direction.


Jesus is the Truth, the Way and the LIFE! No one comes to the Father, but through Christ Jesus.


This is good news to all who love the Lord Jesus!


Satan can’t penetrate the Hedge of Protection, which is the Love of God! 

Are you abiding in the love God has for you? You can, but we all need Jesus and we all need the helper Jesus prayed for us to have! We all need the Holy Spirit; and we all need to trust and obey!


Satan has no ability to remain tormenting our soul, when we come at him with GOD 

(and remember God is LOVE ... it matters that we forgive others and pray) in the POWER of God’s Word, in the Blood / Name of Jesus, and in the Holy Spirit of God; in the Hedge of Protection / our heart surrendered to God's goodness and WORD!


If we are not following / abiding in God’s Love; then, look again, because the deceiver will work some magic to trick (anyone who will NOT seek God's will) into following him.  WOW!  And, this is when and where and how we COULD step outside the Hedge of Protection: 


When we refuse to love others like Jesus teaches us to love in HIM.


Jesus replied, "'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind (Matthew 22:37 NLT).' See also, Luke 10:27, Deuteronomy 6:5, Mark 12:30.31”


I hope this is a blessing of courage to you to love God and OTHERS in the strength of Christ! 

To guard your words and be careful FOR the blessings; or consequences you speak; and are heard (with the authority you have been given by God to speak)....Pause and ponder that. 


And, even IF we make a mistake, always remember, today is a good day to renew our mind with a brand new start!


Learning to be the Passion of God’s Love!


Thank you Jesus!

Love in Christ,

Karen Rowe

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.

The Train Whistle, Sounding the call of God’s Love
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