This topic has been a subject for millions of works in different languages. But this word is about God. How to become loved by God. On the one hand, they say that we are all loved by God. But on the other hand, we see that blessing manifests differently for different people.
As in a family where children are all different and the attitude towards them is just as different, so the Heavenly Father has a different measure of grace, therefore we must act according to the measure of faith that God has given us.
God gave some a nice look, to others good inheritance, good genes, to others – a high social status. All people have their own measure of grace.
What should we do when we get such a multi-level cut that can determine your measure of grace – the gift of God in you? Can we change it? Can we increase the blessing? Can we multiply it?
How to become beloved? How to make God fall in love with you? The Song of Songs says, “Turn your eyes away from me, for they have overcome me” (Song of Songs 6:5). This is a type of relationship between the Lord and the soul.
We must grow in kindness: every year, with every stage of our life, we must determine for ourselves: if we live with God, then we grow in kindness. Goodness is a quality of God. This is what Jesus said: “No one is good like God alone!”
Goodness is a part of the fruit of the Spirit. Consider this fruit of the Spirit. There are only nine of them.
A man of God must grow in goodness.
This is the quality that draws the attention of God. It is written: “God is good.” That is, God has chosen a place for Himself – to be with a good one. He is pleased to be with the good, and “the evil ones will be destroyed from the earth.”
“Abide in Me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in Me” (John 15:4).
He draws to Himself, He calls, He has no desire to push you away. Closeness is given to close people. He calls us into His world. This is important to understand – He calls us to narrow the distance, to shorten the distance, He calls us closer.
The Lord says of Christ: “Behold my Servant, whose hand I hold.” But this He speaks about Israel as well. And also Jesus, taking the child by the hand, said: “Unless you humble yourselves as little children, you will not enter the Kingdom of God.” The Lord calls us to remain children.
When children continue to be children, we love them. When they cease to be children, a program relationship begins. Better remain a child, a little child in the arms of the Lord!
Humble yourselves to keep your child nature, that is, full of goodness, full of trust. Sometimes we need to shake off our solidity, religious swagger. The real family of God is where we feel safe.
Kindness brings us closer to the heart of the Father. Humbling ourselves into a child. Let’s become beloved before God. Let’s conquer our character so that we can overcome ourselves.
Peace must reign within. This doesn’t mean that everything has to be perfect for you. This is not true knowledge of God. Jesus walked the path of suffering. If you are led by the Holy Spirit, you will walk the path of both suffering and victory.
Of Joseph it is said that Israel loved him more than all other sons. And it is not written that it was a sin, but because he was the son of his old age.
“Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age. Also he made him a tunic of many colors. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peaceably to him” (Genesis 37:3-4).
Do you see, this love will have conflict. Why was Jesus crucified? – Because of envy. He was crucified by the Pharisees by the hands of the Romans. What did they envy? – His love. They envied His position with God. They saw how this man knows God, how He walks in love, how He bathes in it, how He gives it. They were jealous that they didn’t have it.
Do not envy someone else’s love. Rejoice in someone else’s happiness. It’s so great when people come and become happy in God! You’re not any “specialist in the other person’s happiness.” Don’t let this spirit take over you. Envy is a very vile spirit.
Is it possible to be beloved? Find your way to God.
The Lord even encourages us to love – He asked, “Simon, Simon, do you love Me more than they do?” You may think: “How is it? After all, we are all equal!” But no, the Lord is asking for more. Three times the Lord asked Simon – He prepared him so that he would prove his special love for the Lord.
To be special with the Lord, you need to love especially. Is your love by its nature better than others? This is the third point on how to become beloved – to love like no one else loves.
We must please God today. And for this you need to understand Him – to understand in the Word, in the spirit, in the practice of life. Love Him. Let’s love our Lord!
Love is what the whole Law is. We have been given this word – “love.”
John received such a testimony – “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” John lay on the bosom of Christ. It’s incredible.
There are people who are pure in spirit. You meet such people and you want to be with them, because this is a piece of heaven. Simple, pure as a crystal, they speak what they think. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
Let’s cleanse our hearts to be like John. How did John know he was the Beloved Disciple? He knew it inside my heart. And until the end of his life he preached about love.
David was a man after the Lord’s own heart. Jesus is the Beloved Son, in whom was all the love of the Father. Jesus was completely absorbed in the Father. He was immersed in the love of the Father all His life. This was the highest purpose and mission of His life. He demonstrated how much He loves the Father.
We take grace, we do something for God, but let’s go into this pure bliss – to love the Father, not just to serve, not just to bear fruit, but simply to love, like Mary, who couldn’t take her eyes off Jesus.
“Noah found favor with God.” Find it. Works are a sign of faith.
But I think the Lord rejoices not even in our works, but in our hearts. Our works are not so important, the heart that we cleanse is important. The love of the love. God loves our love. He watches and nurtures our love, and through it we grow.
Receive His love, do not imitate people, but their love. Paul didn’t call everyone to be Apostles of the Gentiles. He told us to imitate him as he imitated Christ. Loving the Lord is what should be imitated.
Each of us has our own calling. Be in your calling, accept it. Do everything before God. You can’t curry favor, you can’t make a career. Nothing is recorded – only what is done with love is recorded. These are our conscious choices. This is not done spontaneously and by accident. The choice of love. Seek the Word from the Lord, accept and act accordingly.