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Surrender To Love Surrender To Love

Surrender To Love Surrender To Love

Take a moment and try a simple exercise. The results will tell you a Take a moment and try a simple exercise. The results will tell you a great deal about the nature of your spiritual journey. Imagine God thinking about you. What do you assume God feels when you come to mind?

When I ask people to do this, a surprising number of people say that When I ask people to do this, a surprising number of people say that the first thing God feels is disappointment. Others assume that God feels anger.

In both cases, these people are convinced that it is their sin that first In both cases, these people are convinced that it is their sin that first catches God’s attention. I think they are wrong – and I think that the consequences of such a view of God are enormous. Surrender to Love David Brenner

God is love. 1 John 4: 16 God is love. 1 John 4: 16

The American church today accepts grace in theory but denies it in practice. We The American church today accepts grace in theory but denies it in practice. We say we believe that the fundamental structure of reality is grace, not works – but our lives refute our faith… Too many Christians live in a house of fear not in a house of love. Raggamuffin Gospel Brennen Manning

At the centre of the universe is a relationship. That is the most fundamental At the centre of the universe is a relationship. That is the most fundamental truth I know. Experiencing the Trinity Darrell W. Johnson

1. Grasp the Loving Nature of the Trinitarian Relationship 1. Grasp the Loving Nature of the Trinitarian Relationship

2. Consider that we have been Invited into the Trinitarian Friendship 2. Consider that we have been Invited into the Trinitarian Friendship

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one – I in them and you in me… John 17: 20 -23

3. Process the Barrier Causing us to Resist the Trinitarian Friendship 3. Process the Barrier Causing us to Resist the Trinitarian Friendship

The most difficult thing in believing is to accept that I am an object The most difficult thing in believing is to accept that I am an object of God’s delight. Allan Jones

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4: 18

There is a tremendous relief in knowing that God’s love to me is utterly There is a tremendous relief in knowing that God’s love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on the prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery now can disillusion him about me, in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench his determination to bless me. J. I. Packer Knowing God

I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3: 17 -19