By Dr. Lindy S. Diffenbaugh, DD
God’s Love for Us Moves Through His Heart into Every Heart of His Beloved Saints
Let me be clear at the outset of this message, that when I say that our God is a “Jealous God,” that “Jealous” does not point to someone’s broken heart that resulted because the boy/girl in their math class did not want to go to the school prom with them.
That is a fleeting thing that is easily dropped, when their one “true love” is found the next year, this one absolutely intends to take them to the prom. In fact, jealousy is dropped completely, when “Prince Charming asks Her to Marry Him and She says Yes!”
Now that we have a simple understanding of the earthly concept of jealousy, let us move on to what the biblical author means when he lets us know that “Our God is a Jealous God!” (Exodus 34:14)
God is Jealous for All of His Created Beings
I believe God’s love for us is genuine and passionate. It is a love that we will never recognize or realize through the love of another human being.
God’s love is pure! Even when we may have nothing to do with Him, His eye is on us. Why? Because He wants the best for us, and He knows the plans that He has for us. In fact, He intends to give us a hope and a future, (Jeremian 29:11) in this life! That statement coming from God’s Word, is beyond anything that we could either plan or imagine for ourselves.
The world might offer fun, fame, and fury to replace our mundane, boring lives, but God is our maker! He knows the plans that He has for us. He has a hope and a future for us. He gives us our gifts and our talents, along with the goodness and passion that He deposits into every part of our lives.
As He created plans for us, He designed the course that we must follow in order to prevail and fulfill the purposes that He has established for our lives!
As a Parent, Do You Carry Hopes and Dreams for Your Child’s Future?
My husband and I parented 5-children. With each of them we prayed daily, and now that they are grown and out on their own, we still pray for them every day.
In fact, prayer is much more effective than giving them our own wisdom, which they usually ignore; it is even worse when we give them a piece of our minds, concerning the paths that we believe they have erroneously followed in their lives.
I cannot say that they have followed every path that we expected of them, but I can say that they have followed paths that eventually lead them into the place that they have enjoyed and that has been right for them.
They have prospered in their endeavors to flourish in the workplace and in their relationships! What I am saying is that they have prospered much more from our prayers, than they have from our “advice”.
We gave them our best advice, but it was our best prayers that held them in the pathway to God’s purpose and intent for this day and for their futures. Our prayers carry weight in the Spirit Realm, and they do not impact our children in a negative way. In fact, most of the time our children do not even know that it was our prayers that given them advantages, goodness, grace, and open doors that they can walk through in their lives.
What Does All of That Have to Do with the Love of God?
In my mind, it has everything to do with God’s Love. Why? Because it is God’s Love that keeps all of us on the pathway to Heaven. It is His love that keeps us off of the pathway to danger, death, and destruction.
In fact, it is God’s Love that will lead us to the right pathway give us the right connections and to advance us into His purposes for our lives, on this Earth!
It is also God’s wisdom that knows the plans that He has for us!
It is God’s Love that will puts us on the right pathway to certain success.
It is His love that will keep us on the pathway and show us how to avoid the roadblocks that are ahead of us.
Before you ask me how He can do such things for every one of His created beings, let me make it clear that I have no idea how He does it! All I know is that I pray, and His answers are released!
Beyond that, I know that He hears the prayers of every saint that reaches out to Him. I also know that He will continue to lead me and my husband and our children, until the day we leave this Earth!
Never Ever Doubt God! Talk to Him Every Day Just as You Would Talk to Your Best Friend. It may seem a bit silly at first, but the Moment You Begin to See the Answers Fall into Your Life, You Will Know, That You Know That God Carries a Firey Hot Passion for You and Every Breath that You Breathe on This Earth.
That is the Height and Depth, And Width and Breadth, of God’s Love and Passion for His Beloved Saints; His Love will Always Be Eternally Be Long Enduring and Never Failing.