The other day I listened to a teaching by John Bevere. It spoke straight to my heart about some of the problems we see in the churches today. He said that there are many preachers preaching more about what Christ has done for us, rather than on who He is. This is not a bad thing in and of itself but in effect what happens is that they are creating disciples that seek God more for what He can do for them, rather than for who He is. Its kind of like a woman marring a man just for his money, not for the love she has for him.
Yes, Christ died for us on the cross, forgave all our sins, works amazing miracles, heals the sick and broken hearted, and answers our prayers, but He is so much more than that. He is a God who wants to know us and who wants us to know Him intimately. He wants us to know about him, his likes, his dislikes, who he is and more! We are not just everyday acquaintances. We are in a relationship, as a husband is to a wife, with our heavenly Father.
My friends we can’t just love Christ for what he has done for us, although that spurs on a great amount of love, we have to love Him for who He is. Not for the money but for love.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matt. 22:37
“I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.” Proverbs 8:17
Love you all!