God's unconditional love is just that - supernatural and unconditional. He loves the whole world starting with Adam and Eve and continuing on until the last person is born on this earth.
He sent His only begotten Son to pay the penalty of our wrong choices and to redeem us from a destiny in hell. He saved us from reaping what we sowed and is giving us what we do not deserve.
In exchange, we can do nothing less than to give Him our whole body, soul and spirit to use as He pre-ordained for us to function in life before the beginning of time (Ephesians 2:10).
Living in the center of God's perfect will for us is the happiest place on earth. We flourish, even in a different and distant world from what we are used to.
We make new friends, fit into a whole new Christian family and find our fulfillment through our service to Him each and every day. In the remotest jungles of Africa, the bustling cities around the globe or even in a small, rural village in the USA, we find our purpose for living.
We walk in His ways and do not grieve His Spirit by our behavior and attitude. He grafts us into the Vine of Christ and we produce the fruit of His Spirit as we submit to His life flowing through us.
Without Him, we wither and die; we get pruned and cast in to the fire. With Him, we flourish under His direction and we make a difference in our world regardless of the size, place or status of our secular existence.
Father God, we thrive under Your direction and we enjoy Your gifts and blessings. You send us little hugs throughout the day. We simply need to pay attention to see and appreciate them. You walk in us and with us through every trial and temptation and You make us victors as we accomplish all things through Your presence in our life.
We give You all of the praise and glory due to Your name; we walk in Your ways, so we will not sin against You; and we stay on Your straight and narrow path, so we do not bring shame on Your name.
Thought for the Day:
Regardless of the ups and downs of life, God keeps us on a level path because of our enemies; He pours out His unconditional love on us every moment of every day.