"I don't even know why I'm in this place. I don't even know what I'm doing here. Neither can I explain why I am with this group of people. Why are they singing? Why are they dancing? Why are they so happy?"
She couldn't understand it. But she didn't want to be here because of anybody. She wanted to be here because something drew her here. But she kept coming back for more each time. Each time, she asked the same questions "why am I here?", and each time she got the same warm response, "because I love you." She didn't understand the mysterious voice telling her He loved her, but still the next day she came back for more of the WORD. She decided to make a list. There was something that kept pulling her here. Something extraordinary that kept making her want for more. "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing of the Word of God." So the more she heard, the more she got motivated, the more she heard, the more she got LIFE. It wasn't about the people there...it was about the One who drew her here. She was here because she was learning about someone who could love her much more than anyone could ever love her. She was here because the first time she came she heard that this God "knew her even before she was born, while she was yet in her mother's womb." What kind of God is this? Why does He think I matter so much to Him? Why does He care? Each one of them dancing in His presence had their different stories to tell. How they found God, and why they now love Him.
Some stories were drastic and some were bleak, but they all had one thing in common. They loved God because HE LOVED THEM FIRST.
Why did they love God? Their reasons are soooo non-exhaustive:
* For allowing Jesus to die on the cross for their sins, for the blood of Jesus* (John 3:16)
* For the things He had done for them * (Joshua 4:6-8)
* For the things He was about to do for them * (1 corinthians 2:9)
* For calling them ROYAL (Isaiah 62:3)
* For rescuing them from diverse trials (James 1:2)
* For giving them joy that became their strength (Nehemiah 8;10)
* For turning their mourning into dancing (Psalm 30:11)
1 corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written: “ Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
I love Him for what He has done for me and for prooving that there is no other god like Him. For breathing into earth when it was void, for saying "let there be light," and there is still light till this very day. For making extraordinary plans for my life even while I was yet in my mother's womb.
***Do you know WHY you love God?
Do you even know whether you love Him at all?
Have you ever asked yourself that question? Do you love God?***