The Biggest Love Ever
Hello Beautiful! Grab a cup of joe, or whatever your favorite beverage and join me for a special moment to honor the birth of Jesus by embracing the power, hope, and purpose of His “BIG LOVE!”
Many of you already know my motto in life is “Big Love!” There are very few communications I’ve made without signing off with this motto, but I don’t believe I’ve ever explained why. Christmas offers the perfect opportunity for me to tell, but first, do you have your coffee ready?
Okay, so here it is. “I overflow with abundant, enthusiastic, really big love, and so, I promote it!
That’s it! Did you think I was going to say something deep and profound? Well if you truly know me, then you know I absolutely will! The reason why I overflow with abundant, enthusiastic, really big love and promote it, has absolutely nothing to do with me and everything to do with God’s plan for YOU!
Good Works Prepared in Advance
Some things cannot be explained (well, many things for that matter) such as our innate response to life. I’m not talking about how we’ve learned how to respond to life due to our physical environments and how we were brought up by our parents. I’m talking about how we are purposed and brought up by God our Father, even if we don’t realize it.
You see, God tells us in Ephesians [2:10] that “we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Let that sink in. God prepared in advance, good works for us to do before we were even born! Read that again. We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
This scripture tells me that through Jesus Christ, God created in me, a purpose of encouraging and inspiring you with two simple words, BIG LOVE! I honestly can’t count how many times I’ve publicly proclaimed this motto out of the blue, and during times when I’ve been at the end of my rope, angry, disappointed, run down, and ready to throw in the towel. Even at my lowest, something inside me recognizes an overflowing, abundant, enthusiastic, and really big love! But why?
Power, Hope, and Purpose
It’s quite odd for lack of a better term. However, when I think about the mysteries of God, and how everything about Him points to an immeasurable BIG LOVE for us, I am awestruck! What Father would allow his only child, His one son, to endure the penalty for the sins of the entire world by the shedding of blood through every cell in his body? I’m sorry, I know that is incomprehensible for some, but this is the gruesome truth. Jesus “physically” paid the price for all sin. Think about that for a minute. Every time you’ve lied, intentionally done wrong for self-gain in a way that is against God’s wishes, Jesus painfully shed blood to pay for it, so that you can have a relationship with your creator, God the Father.
You see, God is so holy that by nature, He would destroy you in an instant in your presence as a sinful human. But He loves you so big that he created a way for you to be in His presence. That way is Jesus Christ. That big love is Jesus Christ. For God so loved the world (so big) that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John [3:16]. This my friends is the biggest love ever!
So for this Christmas 2018, I want to encourage the biggest love ever upon your life as explained in John [3:16], and also Ephesians [2:10], knowing that through Jesus Christ, God has already prepared good works for you to do.
I also wish to share our first ever episode of the Christian Coffee Talk Podcast featuring Lindsey Helms, co-founder of Shepherd on the Search. Since this episode aired, we’ve grown to more than 5000 memberships/subscriptions!
We’ll be taking a break to celebrate all that Jesus is in our lives over the next few weeks and return to a regular weekly schedule in mid-January. Consider joining us as God continues to grow CCT to encourage the power, hope, and purpose of Christ in everyday life in 2019.
God bless you and your family. Merry Christmas and BIG LOVE, from us to you!
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