God’s Desire

Does God want everyone to go to heaven?   Yes.  Yes, He does.  I believe that.  Why do I believe that?  Because it says so in the Bible.  Listen to 2 Timothy 2: 3-6:

3 This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For
there is one God;
there is also one mediator between God and humankind,
Christ Jesus, himself human,
6 who gave himself a ransom for all

Tomorrow-Is-Not-PromisedOk, if God wants everyone to go to heaven, then everyone one will go, right?  Well, no.  Because there is this thing called free will.  God desires us all to know Him, but we still have to choose to follow.

God has given me and you the choice today to follow or not to follow.  It’s all up to us.  But that’s another thought for another day.

Here’ what I want to focus on today.  God desires everyone to be saved.  Everyone.  Me, you, everyone.

Ok, well what does it mean to be saved?  John 3:16Romans 10:9 they are good definitions of conversion.  But one of my favorite pictures of what salvation looks like comes from John 3:17:

And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Eternal life, salvation, this is ultimately about knowing God.  That’s the root of it all.  To be in a relationship with God.  See, that’s the cool thing.  God desires that all should be saved.  That means this: God desires that all should be in a relationship with Him.

God desires that I should be in a relationship with Him.  God desires that you should be in a relationship with Him.  God desires to know me.  God desires to know you.

Wow!

Today.  In this moment.  God almighty desires to spend time with you.  He knows you inside and out, and He wants you to do the same with Him.

That just blows me away.  That’s what God wants.  That’s what God desires.  That’s the gift that God desires to give to us.

We just have to choose to accept it.  Today,  God wants to give you that gift of knowing Him.  It’s there for us to take it.

Today, will we choose to know God, and know Him better?

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