Day 20 - Love is Jesus Christ

Today's Verse:
While we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.Romans 5:6
Today's Message:

     This message is about unconditional love… agape love… or whatever else you choose to call it. It's about trying to comprehend that someone …a long time ago… gave up their life so that you could live.

      At least that is my interpretation of the message. Honestly, these messages confuse me in that they begin by saying 'he loved you even when you didn't love him'. That throws so many questions up about 'how do you know that?" or "what makes you say that? I think I've always believed in and loved a higher power.
      That being said… the questions surrounding this still boil down to exactly how much faith you REALLY have. Is it enough to believe no matter what you might come up against?

I'm going to work very diligently on this change of heart.
Today's Questions:
  • Are you sure you understand John 3:16?
    Today's Dare:

         Dare to take God at His Word. Dare to trust Jesus Christ for salvation. Dare to pray "Lord Jesus, I'm a sinner. But You have shown Your love for me by dying to forgive my sins, and You have proven Your power to save me from death by Your resurrection. Lord, change my heart, and save me by Your grace."
    Results:
    • Write about what this experience has been like for you. Even if you are only renewing your commitment to receive and express His love, what has He shown you today?
          After reading this dare, I decided to read another bloggers response to this question. Honestly, it wasn't much help. I've never been one to follow those that express their feelings through crying, wailing, falling on the floor…and all the while having a sort of 'hidden' smirk beneath it all.

           I realize I'm not to judge. I realize I can't read another person's mind… but I don't think we are given the gift of discernment so that we can ignore what it tells us. Sometimes (not always) If you can't tell that someone is telling you a lie…then your discern-a-nator must be broken. I think it's what you DO with that lie that matters.

    Anyway, I wound up calling some accountability partners and asking them about this dare. All of them admitted the same thing. Sometimes we get all teary eyed, and sometimes we don't. That's just the way it is.

          I prayed this prayer… I understand it's power… but I am still learning more about it every day.
    In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them. (Isaiah 63:9)
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