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When You Don't Feel Like Loving God

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I was talking to a pastor a while ago about feelings.

“When it comes to relationships,” he said,  ”I prefer to use the word ‘passion’.  For when you are passionate about something, it’s an undying love and sensation that will withstand time.”

Now that’s a thought, isn’t it?

I had been talking to him about dating relationships, but I think the whole conversation could pertain to our love relationship with God.

Do you ever have those days when you don’t feel like loving God?  You’re not in the mood to read the Word or pray or go to church.  I think we’ve all encountered moments like this.  But does feeling this way make us bad Christians?  Or worse yet, does it mean we aren’t truly saved?

I know a girl who claims to struggle with this on a fairly regular basis.  She’s been baptized four times, is always asking for prayer for her spiritual life, because she doesn’t feel saved.
Key word there: “feel”.

What does it feel like to be saved?  Well, like many “feelings”, you can’t exactly describe it.  But passion, on the other hand, is something you can – not only believe – but see.

Passion is a fervor, an eagerness, a zeal, fire, energy, and enthusiasm.  You may not always feel this way about the LORD, but does your heart and mind long for His Words?  Does everything you do, say and think make you pause and wonder if it’s a reflection of Him?  Are you living in a way that He would be pleased with?  Can people see this passion in your life of an undying thirst for more of Him?

It’s great – to see someone who wants to be passionately in love with Jesus, to mimic Him in their every day lives and to always desire to talk about Him.  But we must also be prepared for the times when that’s not at the top of our priority list.
Because it will happen.
Why?

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…”
- Romans 3:23

This means that things happen, we commit sins, we take Him for granted, we forget who we are in His eyes, and when this occurs, we tend to lose sight on the whole love aspect of our relationship with Him.

Be prepared for these seasons, where you feel like you’re barely hanging on to Him.  Be prepared for times when you don’t feel like loving Him.  It’s not the best.  It’s scary, for sure.  Our sinful nature pulls us away from Him.  The enemy uses this to his advantage and whispers to us that we’re better off without Him, we don’t need Him, life is easier without all His “rules”.  You’ll start to feel yourself slipping away.  You won’t want to read your Bible as much, you won’t pray very often, you’ll dread going to church or talking about God.
But this is where training and discipling our hearts and minds to want more of Him comes in to play.  Because it’s not about feeling one way or the other.  It’s about keeping that spark, that passion alive.

Be ready to fight.  Because love is always worth fighting for.  And honestly, loving God should be the easiest kind of love.  Why?  Because it doesn’t cost us anything to love Him.  But it cost Him His very own Son’s death.  A death that created a bridge over the chasm that separated our sinfulness from His glory.  Why do we take that for granted?  Why do we overlook His goodness and mercy?  His forgiveness covers a multitude of sins and yet we reach points in our spiritual lives where we don’t feel like loving Him?

It’s in these moments that we most need Him, though.  

And we have hope.

The passage in Romans continues… “being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith.  This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God, He passed over the sins previously committed.”



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    • jknbt

      people don’t realize it, but the Lord has withdrawn his annointing in preparation for the rapture and 2nd coming…

      there are a lot of so called good christians out there who are going to be caught with their proverbial pants down at the rapture & second coming…Matthew 24:42-44

      see John Hagee’s video about the nature of the year 2017….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDaCTQNPZB0

      get ready, the Lord is coming soon!

      • Truthseeker

        jknbt

        I did not realize you have been sucked into the ‘the rapture’ — no wonder we do not agree,

        I know you will never listen — but the rapture can be easily proven to be just another con job by Satan.

      • Truthseeker

        jknbt I am interested in how you slip a rapture into Revelation 20?

        4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

        5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

        6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

        The first resurrection takes place at the return of Christ – Christ and the Saints of God rule for 1000 years and THEN the 2nd resurrection takes place after the 1000 years.

        jknbt tell me what happens to all those little babies that die before they are even 1 year old??

        Christ resurrects them in the 2nd resurrection and gives them their one opportunity for eternal life.

        • b4

          i love it when the insane bible thumpers give each other shit–your both fools and god does not pay any attention to you two idiots–you both write like your god himself–such morons==your whole bible trip is in your brain guided by satan because that is where he likes to hang out using idiots like you and your giant god egos–such fools–you give the true bible trippers a very bad name with all your bullshit-go back into your holes with the other demons–god does not read the bible-never has–never will–was not written by god either–some insane homeless primvitive dudes wrote it guided by satan–jesus died for all,not just some ego driven assholes like bible thumpers,christians or hell would already be full,with them because of their evil judgemental ways

          • Truthseeker

            b4 any one can run their mouth — any moron can call someone else a moron but until it is proven other wise it is not at all clear just WHO IS THE MORON?

            All you are giving us is your opinion — and that an $5 bucks can get you a cup of coffee.

            Read my paper and point by point prove it incorrect or run you mouth to someone else.

            • b4

              f you asshole

            • Truthseeker

              I believe is the fog clearing and we now know just who is the — what is that word ? that one that means mental challenged ?

    • raburgeson

      When the human race was lock up with evil and abandoned for 2000 years the question is, does god love us?

    • goastdale

      123’s of true Christianity v popular & damnable heresies
      (simply because you “confess” it does not mean you actually are, the devil has deceived many of his own children to believe they are Christians 2Tim 3:5)
      #1 “ONE” not triune: THE ANTI CHRIST….WHERE? WHERE?….EVERYWHERE!!! …..IT”S YOU O TRINITARIAN!

      “WHO” it was (what person) that came “IN THE FLESH”, IS THE DETERMINING FACTOR IN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE “ANT-CHRIST”! Even Islam claims Jesus was the Jewish messiah/Christ who was to come in the flesh) they all deny “WHO” it was (what person) that came (to be the Christ) in the flesh!?!…….To deny the father is to deny the son because they are one and the same person that came in the flesh! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/part-6-anti-christ-where-everywhere-allen-daves?trk=mp-reader-card

      JOHN 14: 8-20 where Christ specifically identifies himself (his person as the person of both the father and the HS; the only distinction is in “location” and “method of manifestation” …….Note Isaiah 9:6. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: …: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, … the everlasting Father ….The son, father/Holy Spirit are all the same person, NOT like two different persons working together even as “one flesh” ….The “oneness” between Christ and the father is not comparable to a man & his wife, for only a fool would say “When you have seen me you have seen my wife, how sayest thou then, Shew us your wife?” Notice they asked to see THE FATHER and the response was Jn 14:9 ..“HAVE I BEEN SO LONG time with you, and yet hast THOU NOT KNOW ME, Philip…..Now image some fool trying to claim that statement if you asked to see his wife!?!!? You want to see the FATHER but have I been with you but you don’t know me!?!?!

      https://www.scribd.com/doc/305367608/The-Trinity-Heresy
      OR
      https://www.academia.edu/23463667/THE_TRINITY_HERESY
      or
      http://www.globethics.net/gtl/10920799 THE TRINITY HERESY

      Jn 14 continued….…………..17. Even THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH; (Jn 14:6 I AM the way, THE TRUTH,) whom the world cannot receive, .. for HE DEWLLETH WITH YOU, (present tense/standing next to them in the flesh) and SHALL BE IN YOU… (future tense “In them”) 18. I will not leave you comfortless: I WILL COME TO YOU (future tense “In them”) Note: The spirit of Christ is the sprit of God and the holy spirit that is why Christ said “I will come to you” (to comfort them, because Christ is the comforter). The spirit was standing next to them in flesh… ….latter it would come to them to be inside of them (inside of their flesh as the spirit we are given)…..that is why. he would send the spirit…… However, Jesus himself here makes the point that the same person who was the HOLY SPIRIT that would come was standing next to them but lets them know “I will come to you again to be Inside of you”

      The whole point to Gal 3:20.a mediator is NOT A MEDIATOR OF ONE, (HEIS) but GOD IS ONE. (HEIS) again, point blank, identifies the number of persons of God! The “but” points out the contrast between multiple persons in a mediation party v the “one” of God. God is not like a mediation party with multiple different persons. …..”the express image of his person” ( the person of God; singular not plural).Any attempt to lay claim otherwise is willful ignorance and delusional nonsense https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/part-1-echadechadmy-godgod-echad-allen-daves?trk=mp-reader-card

      NOTE: don’t be that one in prov 26:12 over my use of the word “fool” here prov 18:13 (https://www.scribd.com/presentation/322007258/Fools ) “But but, the gospel of John…the Gospel of John …look look…” which is quite ironic since the gospel of John does not leave ANY room for multiple different persons of Jesus and father. However the gospel of John does leave a few verses that facilitate God’s promise in 2 Thess 2:11/ Isaiah 66:4 (take note of “HAND” in verse 2,14..You just can’t make this stuff up…God is surely laughing at these fools; Ps 2:1&4)

      ……Mark 12:28…Which is the first commandment of all? 29. …Hear, O Israel; THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD: 30. And ………..this is the first commandment….. 31. And the second is…..
      JESUS IS GOD AND IS THE FULLFILMENT OF ALL THE LAW AND PROPHETS SO IF YOU CAN’T GET THIS “FIRST OF ALL COMMANDMENTS” RIGHT, ALL THE REST OF YOUR “FAITH” AND PREACHING ON SIN IS MOOT

      TRINITARIANS CONFESS JESUS /THEY ARE NOT POLYTHEIST BUT ARE MONOTHEIST LIKE A LIAR & THIEF WHO “CONFESS” THEY DO NOT LIE OR STEAL The simple fact is that just because you confess or deny that you are in an adulterous relationship and denounce all forms of adultery has nothing to do with whether or not it is in fact adulterous! .. …A rose by any other name is still just a rose AND calling it a water lily does not change the definition of what a water Lilly or a rose is either!…No, Trinitarians confess & preach literally …”ANOTHER JESUS” 2 Cor 11:4

      https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/part-2-pgs-91-101-chapter-eight-lets-talk-us-allen-daves?trk=mp-reader-card

      - Like a thief in your house caught stealing your things insisting he was not there stealing “I CONFESS I am NOT stealing”. You just do not “properly understand” what he is doing/saying. Further, since you never had a “proper understanding” of what he is doing/saying you have no business accusing him since you do not even know what you are talking about in the first place. It is with and in your own ignorance that you base your “false accusations” & “ad homonym attacks” against him…… Ridiculous of course it is ……2Thess 2:11; Titus 1:16; 2Tim 3:5;

      - A Favorite tool for pathological liars is to use incongruent definitions or create oxymorons out of synonyms such as “a person” and “a being” so as to claim that your god is THREE DIFFERENT PERSONS but ONLY ONE BEING: Which is (1) no different then trying to claim that “THREE DIFFERENT CARS” is “THE ONE VEHICLE” (2) blatant demonstration of the dishonesty & sorcery these children of hell will employ with “a strait face” (which is in part what it means to be a pathological liar)
      ……but, ah i remember how this game is played… “God is three in one” (or 1in 3 or 3in one et al) should have given you a hint, harking back to Satan in The garden…God said you will die…Satan comes along and states no you will be more WISE……today .God said He is one; but Satan’s children come along and say no three is more WISE and humble in the face of God’s grandeur only “a mystery” that can be understood “in faith”. God uses head and right arm to explain the distinctions between father and son.. However, the Trinitarian heretics say to the effect: “NO, that is just a figure of speech, or that is not what God really means. What God is really saying is that God is three different persons”. Fools, hypocrites and blind guides, God said he was One and by your traditions and vain imaginations have taken the words of God and made them of no effect, refashioning God into your image!

      You can download the complete FREE book from
      https://www.scribd.com/doc/305367608/The-Trinity-Heresy
      OR
      https://www.academia.edu/23463667/THE_TRINITY_HERESY
      or
      http://www.globethics.net/gtl/10920799 THE TRINITY HERESY

      https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/0_0wXAPxHFpV6o3_6erj3ZFe?trk=prof-sm

      #2 SECOND COMING Thou Fool! “I come quickly” so “Hold fast
      till i come”… NOT …“in another 2000 yrs I might be coming soon any time now, so hold fast”!?! …those that deny the second coming of Christ in the war of AD70 are practicing a damnable heresy in denying the lord that bought them ( 2Peter 2:1-2 ;2Tim 4:8/ you cant love an appearing you deny& the context is the 2nd coming not the first)… Mat 7:23..”I NEVER KNEW YOU” …..Mat 10:33. But whosoever shall deny me before men……..sound familiar?…. If I said I am coming to your house in this generation when these things happen but no one knows the day or hour what fool would think I might be coming in 2000 years latter!?!? ..2 Tim 4: 4. And
      they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be TURNED UNTO FABLES.
      2Thess 2: 11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

      DOWNLOAD FREE THE ENTIRE 480PG BOOK AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS
      https://www.scribd.com/doc/305366745/Revelation-the-First-Gospel-of-the-Kingdom
      or
      http://www.globethics.net/gtl/5455069 Revelation The First Gospel of The Kingdom
      or
      https://www.academia.edu/23464127/REVELATION_THE_FIRST_GOSPEL_OF_THE_KINGDOM

      #3 There is a sharp contrast between THREE groups :

      (1) “PREDESTINED DAMNED” who were NEVER written in the book of life ………..Rev 17: 8 WHOSE NAMES WERE NOT WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD, …as contrasted …EPH 1: 4. According as he hath CHOSEN US in him BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD

      (2) “MANY CALLED”= ONLY and ALL SAINTS (those who come to Christ) are written in the book of life … Philippians 4:3… ……Rev 21:27; (Only saints are Called and elect; Rom 1:6-7 et al) This is THE CHRUCH and ONLY these can have their names blotted out of the book of life ….….Heb 12:23 to the general assembly and CHURCH of the firstborn … WHICH ………are WRITTEN in heaven,

      (3) THE FEW CHOSEN: Those saints who were alive in group #2 who are now physically dead. They died “faithful” these are the FEW that were chosen faithful…….Rev 3:5. ……; and I
      will not BLOT OUT HIS NAME OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE, (Ps 69:28) …. These are the FEW that are CHOSEN and now that they have died and are saved then “once saved THEY CAN NEVER BE LOST”

      Predestination….its true..its all true…download here

      https://www.scribd.com/doc/306868420/Most-True-Christians-Go-to-Hell

      http://www.globethics.net/gtl/10920800 Most true Christians go to hell

      https://www.academia.edu/25217564/Most_True_Christains_Go_to_Hell

      • Firmament Does Exist

        Allen Dave’s garbage!

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