God invites each of us into a unique kind of relationship. This relationship is one of love. Not a superficial, feel-good infatuation kind of love or a love conditional on our performance (being good) or our right belief. Rather God’s love surpasses human understanding because it is given freely to everyone, no matter what!
There is NOTHING you can do to separate yourself from the love of God. (Romans 8:38-39) This kind of astonishing love is sometimes called grace.
God’s love/grace is there for us to acknowledge and accept or to reject. Most of us both accept and reject God’s love at different times in our lives. No matter how many times we turn our back on God, the invitation never expires.
When we accept God’s invitation and open our hearts to God, this astonishing, unconditional love fills our hearts and minds until it transforms our perspective. This perspective allows us to see ourselves and the world around us in a new way – like putting on prescription glasses for the first time.
With our new lenses, we now see and relate to both God and the rest of God’s creation differently – from a perspective of love, not indifference or fear.
All of this is a gift from God which enables us to “have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).
Faith is our decision to trust in the face of doubt. Faith does not erase doubt. Indeed, if there were no doubt, there would not be faith – only knowledge. Our decision to trust comes in response to an inner longing which was planted in us by God.
When God invites us into relationship and we respond with a “yes” in our hearts, we need to know what to do next. King of Glory offers several opportunities for you to explore the “nudge” from God. Some opportunities focus on helping you learn about God (Sunday school, Confirmation, Bible Studies) while other opportunities are designed to help you encounter God directly (worship, prayer-meditation groups). Service opportunities provide outlets for you an outlet to share God’s overflowing love with others while encountering God in the “other” (those you serve). Engaging in any or all of these opportunities draws you deeper into relationship with God and ultimately with all of creation.