Listen: Pain, Holy Spirit discussed on Rush: Holy Spirit in Modern Life
"We have a choice. Holy Spirit says let me in if you want keep me out if you want I will love you the same. Our old selves the physical parts of us that scripture calls are weak flesh. Are what make it difficult for us to let God in to receive his love these old selves in their broken nece are where fear and pain reside. And because of that these old cells make demands on our lives strong demands that we do something to soothe in Medicaid are pain that we do something to deny distract from our fear and these demands are often strong enough and distracting enough to cause us to forget. What is true? And so we quote do something by turning instead of to God to things like anger, selfishness, materialism, workaholic addiction adultery and all the rest. But here's what is true amazing. As it is God offers us the opportunity for a close personal relationship with him. If we're willing to look beyond the distractions. God, the creator of heaven and earth the alpha and the mega the first and the last the beginning and the end that God he chose us personally individually to be the focus of his love. He loves us despite all of our bad choices. He must be mad. I know, but he loves us. And actually that was always his plan in his love. He made us to be loved by him. So no matter what we've done. No matter. Our beliefs about ourselves. No matter are self contempt. He will not be denied he loves us. And we can't stop him. But we can ignore and reject his love those. We can do because he won't force it he won't push through the demands of our weak flesh and force us to receive his love. Each of us is made to receive God's love uniquely how he loves and interacts with me is going to be different from how he loves and interacts with you. He knows our personalities he made us. He knows what we love to do. He designed that to he knows how to engage with us in just the right way. So hearing experiencing one of God's I love us is not something you're going to miss if you're looking for it. You're only gonna miss it. If you're choosing your own way. This choice this choice about whether to begin receiving God's love about whether to fall into a deeper relationship with him is one we face right now in this moment. Here's one way, you can choose God, you can invite him in you can tell him what's making you"