God SO loved you that He gave His Son for you -BUT, do you Believe?  By Karen Rowe June 08, 2015






How do you make a fine Gold Ring? 

How do you make the fine Diamond to perfection?

We don't ... Creation does!

UNDER PRESSURE and with Time; Coal will be made into a Diamond. 

And, under the fire, impurities will be burned out to leave pure gold!  

We are a treasure in God's eyes and Jesus gave all that HE had for us!


We have been talking about times when we might have doubted that God has loved us.

These times of doubt often come at times when terrible things happen to us; or to someone we love that we don't understand why.  

Can you relate to what I am saying?  

Well, if you can, I believe that I can share with you that part of my doubts have roots in God's Sovereign authority.  Questions will undoubtedly come to our mind, such as, God is in control of all things, so WHY did God allow this to happen? And, questions, such as, What good can possibly come out of this bad thing?  And, not far behind these questions, How could God allow this to happen?  

Understanding from experience, as God has taught me, I can share my revelation knowledge with you.  Because it is the order of life.  "Knowledge of  Good and Evil" and God's plan of Salvation working itself out.  Nothing happens out of God's control.  God does allow bad things to come to us, but God also knows that WHEN we overcome, understanding will come!  And, with understanding there is power.  God gives; and God takes away ... BUT God never will leave or forsake us.  Do you understand? Well, neither did I!

Can I share with you that God knows more than we do?  Can we agree that God is the Creator of all things and that HE is in control.

In this world, we are being taught to trust God!

Do you know why?  Why should we trust God?  Really think about that ....

Can we agree that death is a very real effect in life that we have to deal with?

What better need for trust in God is there than trusting God with our life?

Well, also, God is HOLY.  God is calling us to live in HIS KINGDOM (here on earth temporarily / and in Heaven forevermore)!

Are you holy?  I will be the first to admit that I fall short of the glory of God and I strive to be in the likeness of Jesus! 

The Bible says that we are credited righteousness, the forgiveness of all sin by believing in Jesus as our Savior and Lord.  But, we are being MADE holy!

How do you make a fine Gold Ring?  How do you make the fine Diamond to perfection?  We don't ... Creation does!  UNDER PRESSURE and with Time; Coal will be made into a Diamond.  And, under the fire, impurities will be burned out to leave pure gold!  We are a treasure in God's eyes and Jesus gave all that HE had for us!

Can I tell you something?  I would have never learned what trust is, IF God had not allowed my dad to get cancer!  That is harsh to say maybe, but my dad would have told you that He was a happier man after cancer knowing Jesus, than he ever was as a healthy man before his relationship with God!  My dad found his relationship with God in the hospital when Jesus come to him!  My dad, after that, leaned on God so much that he called God his "buddy"!

Can I tell you something else?  I was able to trust God through my own cancer, because I had learned what trust in God really was!  God revealed trust to me when my dad was sick in a way that I trusted God!  I knew that God assured me that my dad would be okay, but I didn't know if God meant on earth; or in heaven!  Yet, I trusted God in the moment and I KNEW that my dad would be okay! And, indeed my dad is!

Now, I am learning to be a wife of a husband who is battling cancer!  I praise God, NOT for the cancer, but for God's Wisdom, Comfort and Assurance ... and strength through this difficult time.  And, as far as today, God is teaching me through the HOLY SPIRIT how to be a Godly wife.  Period.  A Wife!  When my husband is through, I hope to be a better wife, which I know now how to be!  My marriage is excelling after nearly 30 years!

So, yes, we need to trust God!  In life, I praise God in the good times!  I thank God for His help in the difficult times!  I am grateful for God's protection in times that all I know to say, is thank you God for protecting me from all I didn't know!

God has sent us the Holy Spirit and HE is our help and our shield!  God loves us!  YES; God loves you! 

Do you know HOW much God loves you?

The Bible says that God SO loved you!

Yet, do you really know HOW MUCH God LOVES YOU?

The Bible says that God So loved you that He gave His only Begotten Son for you!

Yet, It matters what you Believe!

Do you know how much God loves you?

What is this love? 

Love is not weak! 

Love is the power of God that overcomes the evil of the world! 

Love is the qualification to receive God’s Wisdom! 

Jesus IS God's Love that He has sent to us that we may know God and call HIM Father!

You may unfairly think that you don't qualify?  Well, friend, none of us qualified!  

Jesus was the only one who Qualified!

God So loved you that He gave you HIS WORD ... God gave HIS SON!

John 3:16-17King James Version (KJV)

16 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.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

1st we must “know and believe the love that God has for us ... HIS Name is JESUS, who is the Christ, the Son of the Living God! 

God is Love! He who abides in love abides in God and God in Him (1 John 4:16).”

Do you believe? 

If not, pause right here. We have the time! 

Pray with me to believe on Jesus and receive the love that God has to offer you! 

Please, say this prayer out loud! 

“Father God, I believe I am a sinner in need of a Savior. I believe Jesus is your Son and that Jesus was qualified to purchase my life by His sacrifice for me. I believe that Jesus died and was buried for three days –like I am asking you to "bury / change" "my old me" today by Believing on your Son.   I believe that Jesus rose from the dead and I believe that you will do the same for me! Thank you Father, for this gift of love. Jesus come and live in me, so that I may live with God and Him in me.   Your son / daughter I pray. 

And, together I will say amen with you; as we give God the praise for your new life!

As Jesus was dead, so were we to sin!  As Jesus was buried so is sin in me buried with HIM!  As Jesus has risen so are we in Christ given the gift of LIFE to live eternally with God forevermore!

Why trust God?  The Answer is set before you!  Life and Death are set before you; God says, "Choose LIfe" so that you and your children might live!  The Bible also says,  Blessings and Curses are set before you; God says, "Choose Blessings."  

Bad things will happen in this world that has knowledge of evil.  

Yet, we can trust in a God who loves us and is working out his plan for our benefit. 

Be Holy, because we can ... We are being made holy!   Allow God to sanctify you and be holy, because this is life with God to experience how real and beautiful life can really be!

I hope this is a blessing to you.  Remember to pray.

Love in Christ,

Karen Rowe

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.

The Train Whistle, Sounding the call of God's Love (Be sure and request your free copy today as God's gift to you)!

I invite your honest questions or concerns!  I believe, that regardless of our faith, we both will agree on at least one point;  The Truth is all we need:  karen@hopeintoday.com 

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