‘There’s no shadow you won’t light up.
Mountain you won’t climb up coming after me’
‘There’s no wall you won’t kick down,
Lie you won’t tear down, coming after me’
“Oh the overwhelming, never ending reckless love of God, oh it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety nine.
I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it still you give yourself away…
Oh the overwhelming, never ending reckless love of God…
This was the beautiful song that washed over my soul during worship at church yesterday. It felt like I could drown in it. It occurred to me that Cory Asbury must have had some encounter and experience of God’s unending love.
David at some point looked at his life and said, ‘You know what God? What is man that you are so mindful of him?’
David didn’t understand it. The angels in heaven don’t get it. The devil is still so pissed about it and man still hasn’t figured it out.
After man lost fellowship with God at Eden, things were pretty rough on man. Of course we deserved it considering man’s continuous sin and rebellion.
However God missed man so much. Over and over he tried to get us back but then we’ll do something so outrageous that God would be so pissed. God is holy so he can’t stand sin.
Then God decided to deal with the barrier. If there was no sin, there will be no separation. So the all wise God came down in the form of his son, Jesus and took the sin of the whole world and died on the cross.
So when man believed in Jesus and accepted him, the sin was completely wiped out and man could enjoy sweet fellowship with the Father.
Now don’t get me wrong. We still sin and we’ll probably still sin some more even after we’re saved but sin is no longer an issue to God. Your sin cannot separate you from God so long as you always come back to say you’re sorry. That’s all. God moves past it and so should you.
In Jeremiah 3:19 God was saying;
“I planned what I’d say if you returned to me:
‘Good! I’ll bring you back into the family.
I’ll give you choice land,
land that the godless nations would die for.’
And I imagined that you would say, ‘Dear father!’
and would never again go off and leave me.“
Everytime I read that scripture I’m overcome with emotion. Papa said there that if you returned to him, he’ll bring you back to the family, no questions asked. He’ll accept you because he never even rejected you. He never stopped loving you. He’s not stopped thinking about you.
So I need somebody reading this to get over yourself. Get over how awful you’ve been. Papa (that’s what I call God) will move the entire universe just to get to you. If he walked the earth and died in your place, you should understand he loves you and wants you that much…
He loves you and is constantly thinking about you.
Now someone will say, if he loved me so much, why is my life going in several different directions, why are all these bad things happening….?
Sweetheart, God isn’t responsible for anything bad happening to you. God is only good. Now we’re in the world and there’s evil in the world.
However God is a master at bringing so much good out of a lot of bad. All you’ve got to do is trust him and rest in him.
He’s thinking about you constantly and his thoughts are only good.
Happy Independence Folks! God’s got Nigeria!