In the last blog about faith, I mentioned that the LORD must be God in our life. But the LORD we believe is not only the LORD of all universe, but He is also love.
To grow in true faith, we must know the love of God and grow in His love. The more we know His love, the more faith we shall have. For love believes all things (1 Cor. 13:7).
Unfortunately we try to understand the love of God in human ways. A child may like its father more than its mother, because the father shows his love in different manner. Notably, he indulges his child in every possible manner. Even when the kid does something wrong, the father will not scold. But one day, we will blame the father for spoiling that kid. Yet, when it comes to our heavenly Father, we expect Him to treat us like that indulgent father. We must receive whatever we demand from Him, right away; if not, His love is nothing but a lie.
But, God is love. This is something we must realize. We must understand and accept that God is love inherently. There is no way to change that. HE is love. Without having it ‘crystal clear’ in our minds, we cannot grow in faith that please Him.
Whenever God gives what I asked for, God is love; even when He does not give what I asked for, God is love. When He does not permit certain unwanted things in my life, God is love; and even when He permits those things to happen in my life, God is love.
Then how can I realize that God is love? How can I grow in my faith? For that, I must not look into the answers He gave for my prayers, but I must look in the Answer that He gave even before I prayed. The Answer is, the incredible Treasure God gave up for us, His only Son and our Saviour. Only when we look at Jesus Christ, the Crucified One, we will be able to understand the depth of God’s love.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16
Look at the Cross; look at Calvary; look at the great sacrifice that Jesus did for you and for me. Meanwhile, look also at the love of God – so much love for us, that when His Son cried, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”, our Father in Heaven did not hasten to deliver His Son from the Cross… because He loved us so much, He gave up His Son on the Cross so that we may have life. God is love. And He loves you. Believe.