Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Greatest Love Story Ever!

As of today I'm gonna be starting a devotional for each day.  In this devotional I really would love for you guys to actually take heart and do the "Action Step." 

~Greatest Love Story Ever~
May you have the power to understand...how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the Love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. (Ephesians 3:18-19)

You are already in the middle of the greatest love story ever.  Theologian Soren Kierkegaard (We'll call him Kierk) wrote a a parable of God's love for humanity called "The King and the Humble Maiden." Kierk was concerned with free will. God loves us for certain, but will we love him in return? It's important to God that we choose him, just as it was important to know that we return his affection.

In Kierk's parable, a king is deeply in love with a humble maiden girl. If he simply commands her to be his wife, he will never know if she really loves him or if she is simply afraid of his power. And if he impresses her with the fullness of his royalty, he will always wonder if she merely loved his wealth. He decides to surrender his royal status to be a pauper himself so both will experience the fullest of all loves...one chosen by both parties.

God loved you first. He comes to you as the King of Kings and extends his offer: that you would accept his love, evidence by his death on the cross. You will offer him a home in your heart. And you will love only, forsaking all other. It's perfect love story, and it's your in the making. 

~Action Plan~
Write down your story: How you met the King.

If you want don't mind I know a bunch of us would love to hear them. If you would like to share please comment and post them.

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