It’s just amazing how God moves “mysteriously” in our lives. After the day I was water baptized this year, I believe I’ve been growing in my walk with God. I had my share of victories and downfalls, yet, I’m still surviving through His grace.
Anyway, these past two weeks, amidst the busy schedule, I still managed to read my Bible. One is for my daily 4 chapters (for my ENLI class) and the other at random. Just trying to find out what God wants to tell me.
I’m so amazed that for these past two consecutive weeks, I read two related verses. One in the Book of John and the other one in the Book of Matthew. As if God was trying to press something on my mind.
37″All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 39…I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.” John 6:37 and 39
27 “… no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. “Matthew 11:27
I was awe-strucked by these “love notes” that God sent me. I believe that God is confirming that He chose to reveal Himself to me. Now that explains why I have this different “hunger” for His word lately. As if I was asking not for just a “head-knowledge” account of His words, but rather, a more personalized way. For He was about to amaze me by His wonders.
I am convinced that this is one of them. These verses indicate not an attitude He wants me to change nor a sin that He wants me to neglect. Rather, these are statements, ASSURANCE statements, confirming that He chose me as one of those people that He wanted to reveal Himself to.
It’s like God telling me,
“Rey, you know what, I chose you to be close to Me. I know you’ve been through a lot. You may have lots of issues against me before, but what are those again? I forgot them already, the day you chose to follow My Son and accepted Him as your Lord and Savior. That’s why, you, Rey, deserve to be part of the Family. Welcome, I will show you more things about Me.“
it’s like a very warm welcome. The warmest I could have ever felt and imagined. Similar to a warm blanket covering me me during a very, very cold night and sealed by a soothing hug from a person you would really like to be with no matter what, re-affirming me: “Don’t worry, You’re home now.”
No wonder why Apostle Paul said in Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to sperate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
‘Cause since the time God chose to reveal Himself to Paul, truly, Paul was forever changed.
I believe that God changed me as well.
Like Paul, there’s no turning back for me. Especially now, that I experienced the love God has for His people.
I’m just glad and very much grateful to God.