II Corinthians 5:17(NIV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
There are people who feel and express that God is very harsh, that the Lord God is very hard to follow. But the problem I believe is these people have a faulty view of God. The more I connect with people either by simply talking or by Ministering to them this misunderstanding and concern is real.
I had a biological dad growing up, but I will tell you this: I have known my heavenly Father for a while now, and He always has dealt with me in love and never has been inconsistent. I don’t always understand (or even agree with) what my Father in heaven does. But I have submitted to Him because I know He is looking out for my best interests. I am even more convinced that the Lord functions this way for all of His beloved children.
Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them – (II Corinthians 5:14–15). The Lord just wants us to be connected to Him, and reconciled to Him if we are not at this point in time.
What’s your view of God’s love for you and humankind? If we have a warped view of God, it will affect the way that we live our life and how we view God! The proper motivation for serving the Lord should be a love for Him. Because I promise you today, God really loves you!
Quote- A.W. Tozer “Nothing twists and deforms a soul more than a low or unworthy conception of God.”