Recognizing God’s Presence… Through His Care

Today, we will look at Genesis chapter one again and highlight some words that will remind us of God’s care for you and me. “O, how He loves you and me,” the song writer penned. We love Him because He first loved us. Today’s blog is intended to give you a fresh look at some foundational procedures and policies God incorporated for us.

One of the hardest things for the human heart to comprehend is accepting the fact someone else really loves you and accepts you…for who you are. To me, the most incredible thing about God’s love is that He really loves me for who I am. There aren’t any pretenses on His love saying, “If you do this, I’ll love you.” Instead, He loves you with an incredible love that just reaches into your heart.

Why He does that? It’s one of the mysterious things about Who God is and how is He able to love like no one else in this world? People always have some angle of pleasing somebody or there may be some “catch” to a relationship, but not God. He loves me innocently and massively. There are six plus billion people in this world, and He loves you as if you were the only one. To me, that’s the heart of God’s message and that’s the reason Jesus came. In order for us to see that love, He came to reveal Who His Father was. It’s all about His love; it’s all about His incredible capacity to wrap His arms around us, no strings attached.

He also loves His children far too much to let them stay in the state in which we come to Him. Salvation is a package deal. Through every scope, whether telescopic or microscopic, we see God’s love and care for us.

God’s care for us is demonstrated in four beneficial provisions from God for man, all found in the first book of the Bible:

1. The Sabbath – the seventh day of the week was provided for the rest and comfort of man.
2. The spouse – Eve, the first woman, was provided for the romance and companionship of man.
2. The site – the Garden of Eden was provided for the residence and community of man.
4. The statutes – the laws for the Garden of Eden were provided for the ruling and conduct of man.

This month contains a wonderful day called Valentine’s Day. Take this opportunity to thank your spouse, those in your community or family unit, and most of all, the One Who loves us with an everlasting love.

Please click here to watch Bro. Burks video blog for February 8, 2012.

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God led Ben and his family (wife, Wendy; and three children, Josh, Caleb, and Hannah) to Rockford, Illinois in 2003 to become the International Director of the fastest growing addiction ministry in the United States. Bro. Burks is now privileged to travel and train others how to help the addicted within their communities.

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