What is God like? Some people picture Him as an angry God-an all seeing eye, who carries a big lighting bolt around, ready to zap them!- Or a cruel tyrant, some kind of a monster, Who is trying to frighten everyone into Hell! But actually, He is Love! He’s a loving God who is trying to love everyone into Heaven! He’s so close, so personal, so loving, so kind, so tender, so gentle, so concerned, so understanding, and He’s waiting with open arms. The only reason He follows us around is that He is hoping we’ll turn around and meet Him with open arms! He never stops loving us no matter what we do. He never rejects us or withdraws His Love. He always has hope for us no matter how far we’ve strayed. If you have children they will help you to understand this. So if you feel far from God, maybe it’s because you haven’t opened your heart to receive His Love and forgiveness! You need not continue to feel condemned for your mistakes and sins, only be sorry, ask for God’s forgiveness, and be forgiven! “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.” ( Psalm 103:8-14).“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be like wool”(Isaiah 1:18). “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin”. ( 1 John 1:7b). If you’ll even start God’s way, if you’ll just turn toward Him and start trying to find your way Home, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, will come running toward you and receive you with open arms of love! ” I will arise and go to my Father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” (Luke 15:18-20). So what is God like? Jesus is the ultimate manifestation of what God is like! Read the Gospels. “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?”( John 14:9) “I and my Father are one.” ( John 10:30). ” for God is Love.” (1 John 4:8b)
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.