But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 KJV)
What is the true love of God for us? Apostle Paul wrote whole chapter on love in I Corinthians 13. Love doesn’t have to do with religious duty or attending some denominational churches. Although I was arrived from Baptist Church, it doesn’t mean that all the churches are religious. There are some churches that are good and solid teachings of the Word of God in our own community. I am talking about churches that teach love, mercy, compassion, and judgment of God; and fellowship each other with our brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ.
God brought His Son, Jesus Christ, to the world to demonstrate His love through His Son’s death on the cross for our sins. God knows that we are not perfect. We make some mistakes in our lifetime. Even though He loves us, He also disciplines us to show our errors. This is why we have the Bible (or Basic Information Before Leaving the Earth).
God didn’t create many denominational churches to try to explain His love. People did. Some churches are going far away from their first love with God. Since Roman Catholic Churches arrived to Christianity, we began to separate from each other and made many groups, such as Baptist, Protestant, Pentecostal, Methodist, Mormonism, Seventh Advance, Church of God, Calvary Chapel, and many other denominations in Christianity. Apostle Paul didn’t like to have idea to create denominational churches, because it didn’t honor God, except us.
Now, we come to our generation. As we see, many churches didn’t change much. We now see that many churches are creating markets as Priests did during Jesus lived on earth. Churches are making themselves as worldly fame. They left their first love because they want more stuff that don’t relate to their relationship with God.
Do you left your first love behind because you only learned many laws and regulations of the Bible? God wants you not because you know all the laws in the Bible, but He wants to have personal relationship with you. Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knew us before we’d born. But God wants something more from us than just knowing who we are. That is having intimate relationship between God and us individually.
If you want to rebuild your relationship with Jesus Christ, please consider to ask Him to forgive your sins and invite Him in your life. I do not like to give the formula to sinner prayer, because that is between you and God. Then, find a home church that would encourage you and teach solid foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and begin to have your daily Bible study and prayer habits. Lastly, find some Christian friends who encourage and help you at anytime of the day.
Psalm 119:24, “Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.”
Psalm 119:27, “Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.”
Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”