Have you heard this said before? I have, many times, again just recently. Rev. Dave McGarrah helped me understand the answer in a message he shared a few years ago.
Dave said in summary, “You are correct, no loving God would give us anything other than what we desired. No loving God would force us to do anything contrary to our will. He has given us free will and allows us to exercise that will. It breaks God’s heart for us to spend eternity apart from him, but he is willing to give us what our hearts desire.”
If our hearts are set upon being apart from God in this world, and we despise the things of the heavenly kingdom at this time, then a loving father would not force us to be part of these things for eternity.
He loves us enough to give us what our hearts have desired, eternity with him, or eternity apart. He loves us enough to let us choose.
So glad to be safely home back here in Manila. Doing a heart check this morning. Spending more than the norm time in the word and meditation. Wanting to have my heart set on the things that matter. Trying to choose well.
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