This Is What I Learned

I used to have a great fear of God. I expected I would be judged and would be found wanting.

I tried to be good and do good things but I was not able to be good enough to please him.

That gave way in time to the trust that as long as I am doing what I can and repenting he would forgive me. He wouldn't forget what I did but he would forgive me. He loved me and all but I still couldn't measure up to his standard.

Then it happened. I broke. I couldn't keep together what I couldn't fix and he wasn't going to fix it. I gave up and handed the whole mess to him. It was then that he held me and I knew he loves us all. He comforted me and helped me believe that he always knew who I was and that it is who I am supposed to be. He didn't make a mistake. He is painting a tapestry. I am a speck on it and he loves me...because I am the only speck that can do what I do.

This is my fathers world. We are all his creation. He loves us all.
Kris99 Kris99
41-45, F
1 Response Aug 3, 2010

Well God has Love and respect for all of it's creation, God needs no worship, or prasie, or sevice God is all-powerful, and God loves you all, every single one of you.<br />
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"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

I don't believe everyone will go to heaven. I believe it is our choice.<br />
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The story of the prodigal son is Gods story for us.<br />
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He loves the son that stays always. He also loves the son that goes. If that son never returns he will never know that his father loves him and would always take him back. If he does return, he will be welcomed back with open arms. The sons has the choice to go or stay.<br />
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We have that choice. We can be as close or far away from God as we choose. Someday, probably soon, he will separate us. Those that chose to stay or come back and those that left and didn't return. <br />
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Even then he may give one last chance to the ones who left him. Maybe. Revelation 20 is the source of my hope for those that did not choose him in life. It's talking about the second death. That one will be final.<br />
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It makes it pretty clear that Christians would have 1000 years with Jesus...and with Satan bound up for a thousand years.<br />
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Without Satan my guess is things will be pretty good. Better than now. Maybe over the 1000 years people will start to forget about everyone that is gone. Some, however, will not forget. Some will overcome the second death and God will welcome them into heaven also.<br />
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Most will choose certain death because of the lies they will believe.<br />
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Even today, we have people who talk ill of God. Get cut off for a thousand years and see how you feel. Then right before the end Satan gets out...comes and says God hates you. Follow me and we can get those idiots amongst us that keep spreading the hate!<br />
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Remember though, it's not Gods will that any should perish. It's our choice.<br />
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Don't want to die? Love God, love each other. Live in grace and peace under the yoke of Christ....which is light and gives rest! (remember: The yoke should not be a burden that feels like a chain dragging you into a pit where you pull heavy burdens!! That's the wrong yoke!)