Running from God?
“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying, ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with lovingkindness.’” (Jeremiah 31:3 NIV)
We are so conditioned to thinking, “You love me, so I love you” or “You don’t like me so I don’t like you.” Jesus has nothing to do with that kind of reasoning. You may be running from him, but he just keeps coming after you. You can’t fight him off! He will not coerce you to believe, but should you fight him to the end of your life, the last words you will hear from him before you close your eyes are “I love you.”
If you are running from God today, stop running and surrender your life to him. It is the best decision you will ever make. He will wash away your sins, give you a new life, put his Holy Spirit in you to help you live that life, and give you peace even in the midst of the storms of life. And if it is a loved one that needs God today, take a moment to once again pray for them, that they might stop running and give their life to Christ!
Read Jeremiah 31:1-9.