Have you ever wondered why God created you?
I have wondered. Approximately 15 years ago, I asked the Lord that exact question.
A close family member had died and I was wondering about life.
Why was I here on this earth? What was it all about?
I asked and said, “Abba, why did you make me? Why did you create me and put me on this earth?”
Within my spirit I very clearly heard His answer.
“I created you so I could love you!”
Could that be right? Would the King of the Universe create me so that He could pour out His love upon me?
This did not seem to line up with what we hear so often from preachers and church leaders. Often we are told that God made us so that we could love Him, so that we could worship Him and bring glory to Him.
All of those statements are true, but they miss the main reason that our Heavenly Dad created us.
Picture for a minute a loving couple. They come together with a deep desire to make a family. They long to create a baby and to see that little one grow and flourish.
As you picture that man and woman do you see them thinking, “We will create a baby so that he or she can love us. So they this child will be able to do things for us and be a blessing to us.”
Honestly, I do not see that. What I see when I look at this couple is a strong desire to create life so that they can love their creation.
To me this is just like our God! This is just the way that our Father in Heaven feels about us.
Yes He is blessed and touched when we demonstrate our love for Him. When we worship Him, it does reach through to His heart. Whatever we do in showing our love to our Lord does bless Him.
But remember that couple that we mentioned earlier who desired to create a baby and a family. At that moment in time they wanted to pour their love into that new life.
Even so that is what I believe that our Heavenly Dad and Lord wants us to understand and know. Yes He desires for us to love Him, but above and before that He desires to abundantly pour out His love on us!
Today, some fifteen years after I originally heard my Heavenly Abba speak these words to me, I know without a doubt that they are true!
In fact, if you think about it and allow that truth to touch your life, your heart and your spirit, then you will realise just how powerful the truth is.
The King of all kings, the Lord of all lords, the Almighty God, the Wonderful Counselor, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, created you so that He could love you!
And our God’s love is never given sparingly. No! Your Abba pours His love upon you abundantly, overflowing, and without restraint.
I would like to encourage you today that no matter what is going on in your life, in your family or in your world, you do have a Heavenly Dad who loves you so very much more than you can even imagine.
Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a stranger and Make a Difference in the World!