Monday, December 22, 2008

Love, Factually

He is the God of everything..He is God over the Indians, the Asians, the Europeans, the grass, the trees, the animals, the seas, the McDonalds, the Trump Tower: places are built on his land that do not even acknowledge him. He is still God there.

I am not a Christian because I needed religion. I am a Christian because I found the truth. I used to believe in lies..I believed I should go along with what everyone else was doing to fit in. I knew the things I did were wrong but I believed that was just what you did to make it in life. Now, I believe in facts. It is a fact that Jesus lived, died, and rose again. It is a fact that lives change and prayers are answered. It is a fact that EVERYONE will die. It is a fact that there is an afterlife. It is a fact that I will be with The One whose name is Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, Almighty God, my Lord and Savior Jesus. If you are a Christian, it is a fact that we are under protection of an all-powerful God. If you are is a fact that God does not force people into relationship with him. Because factually, that's how relationships work. God is not distant or removed from you, even in your sin. Even in my sin, he still loved me enough to die for me. He loves you that much, too.

This Christmas, as Christians, we can rest in the fact that we are walking with God- who can come against us? Even in hard times and pain, we can be at peace. God is God when we are hurting, when we are happy, when we don't understand, when we fall, when we are on top, when we praise him, and when we don't make time to. He is still God. And we belong to him. Jesus was born so that we could have life. If you are not a Christian...don't miss out! God loves you so much and is just waiting for you to turn to him! Merry Christmas!


Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Well written, sweet Angela! Thank you for the reminder...and Thank God that He allows me to be a part of His family. It is an absolute wonder to me that He does, be I am so thankful!

Have a Merry CHRISTmas, sweet friend.

DidiLyn said...

I needed to read this tonight, Ang.
Whether we are praising Him, or not..He is still God and we are His. I am His.
And so, I praise HIm again.
Merry Christmas, my friend from across the snowy country.

Pinkshoelady said...

Amen and Amen!

You are a remarkable writer and have a remarkable heart for Jesus.

He will have many jewels fort your crown one day my dear friend!


Edie said...

You expressed this so perfectly Angela. That's a fact. He is God, and He is in charge whether we choose to believe that or not, whether we choose to have a right relationship with Him or a wrong one.

I am SO thankful that I will be with Him for all eternity in His Kingdom.

You are always a blessing to me Angela!

Hey I loved your Christmas gift ideas! Those were so great. How did you decide on a scripture to match peoples names? I love that!

Stephanie said...

Thank you Angela. Merry Christmas to you as well!!