Fall in Love With God
Aug. 13, 2022 (16th day of 5th biblical month)
Devoted Time with God, or with true Sisters/Brothers:
You should not allow hindrances/interruptions during worship, sermons, prayer, bible study or fellowship times. These are times that should be devoted to God. You should tell family and friends and anyone that would interrupt such times, that these are the days/times to not call and not visit, or not knock on your door. (Even put a sign on the door during those times, to please not interrupt/knock.) If they really care about you, they should understand. If not, then they don't respect you and are not worthy of your friendship.
Sermon: Falling in Love with God:
For most "Christians", their entire Christianity is focused on only one thing: Salvation = not going to hell (forgiveness, mercy, Grace).
Do you love your spouse just only because he/she didn't kill you? No!
Only because he/she forgives you? No!
I'm not minimizing the greatness of his sacrifice. We should love God for his sacrifice and forgiveness and salvation.
But shouldn't we also love God for his righteousness in punishing the unrepentant wicked? Yes.
And his many other good qualities?
Don't we usually fall in love with people for their many good qualities?
Let's take a look at just a few of God's good qualities:
Isa. 3:11 Rev. 16:4-7 He is faithful to punish the wicked, and no one gets away with anything.
Jer. 23:24 His ever presence and faithfulness. He's present when you need him at any time of day and night, when no one else is available or willing to hold your hand.
Romans 7:12 His righteous laws.
Rev. 19:16 His authority.
Ps. 33:1-9 His power.
1 Cor. 1:24 His wisdom.
His perfect plans.
His design in creation (his artistic abilities & skills).
His sense of humor.
And so much more.
Stop limiting your relationship with God to only salvation, and allow that relationship to God to become Love.
Notice: Please be in preparations for the observance of the upcoming holy days.
Sept. 26 1st day of 7th month = Fiesta of Trumpets
Oct. 5 Day of Atonement (Fast from sunset on 4th until sunset on 5th.)
Oct. 10-16 Fiesta of Tabernacles (Commanded day of rest & worship assembly is Oct. 10.)
Oct. 17 Last Great Day (Commanded day of rest & worship assembly.)
Live in tents from Oct. 10-17. No long distance travel Oct. 10, 16, 17.
No setting up tents or removal of tents Oct. 10, 16, 17.
Establish tent on Oct. 9. Remove tent on Oct. 18.
Long distance travels -Oct. 9, Oct. 18+.