Daily Words of God: Entry Into Life | Excerpt 504
October 12, 2020
If people believe in God, and experience, with a heart that reveres God, then in such people there can be seen God’s salvation, and God’s love. These people are able to testify to God, they live out the truth, and what they testify to is also the truth, what God is, and God’s disposition, and they live amid God’s love and have seen God’s love. If people wish to love God, they must taste God’s loveliness, and see God’s loveliness; only then can there be roused in them a heart that loves God, a heart that is willing to loyally expend for God. God does not make people love Him through words and expressions, or their imagination, and He does not force people to love Him. Instead, He makes them love Him of their own volition, and He makes them see His loveliness in His work and utterances, after which there is borne in them the love of God. Only in this way can people truly bear testimony to God. People do not love God because they have been urged to do so by others, nor is it a momentary emotional impulse. They love God because they have seen His loveliness, they have seen that there is so much of Him that is worthy of people’s love, because they have seen God’s salvation, wisdom, and wondrous deeds—and as a result, they truly praise God, and truly yearn for Him, and there is roused in them such a passion that they could not survive without gaining God. The reason why those who truly testify to God are able to give a resounding testimony to Him is because their testimony is upon the foundation of the true knowledge and true yearning for God. It is not according to an emotional impulse, but according to the knowledge of God and His disposition. Because they have come to know God, they feel that they must surely testify to God, and make all those who yearn for God know God, and be aware of God’s loveliness, and His realness. Like people’s love for God, their testimony is spontaneous, it is real, and has real significance and worth. It is not passive, or hollow and meaningless. The reason why only those who truly love God have the most value and meaning in their lives, and only they truly believe in God, is because these people live in God’s light, they are able to live for God’s work and management; they do not live in darkness, but live in the light; they do not live meaningless lives, but lives that have been blessed by God. Only those who love God are able to testify to God, only they are God’s witnesses, only they are blessed by God, and only they are able to receive God’s promises. Those who love God are God’s intimates, they are the people beloved by God, and they can enjoy blessings together with God. Only people such as this will live to eternity, and only they will forever live under God’s care and protection. God is for people to love, and He is worthy of all people’s love, but not all people are capable of loving God, and not all people can testify to God and hold power with God. Because they are able to testify to God, and devote all their efforts to God’s work, those who truly love God can walk anywhere beneath the heavens without anyone daring to oppose them, and they can wield power on earth and rule all the people of God. These people have come together from across the world, they speak different languages and have different skin colors, but their existence has the same meaning, they all have a heart that loves God, they all bear the same testimony, and have the same resolve, and the same wish. Those who love God can walk freely throughout the world, those who testify to God can travel across the universe. These people are beloved by God, they are blessed by God, and they will forever live in His light.
To Love God, You Must Experience His Loveliness
If people believe in God and experience words of God with a heart that reveres Him, they’ll have God’s salvation and love. These people can witness to God, they live the truth and they witness God’s being and disposition. They see God’s love, live amidst it. If people wish to love God, they must taste God’s loveliness, they must see God’s loveliness; only then can there be roused in them a heart that loves God and loyally expends for God.
God won’t make people love Him by words or imagination. He doesn’t force people but lets them love Him of their own volition. He makes them see how He’s lovely in His words and the work He does, and after that there is born inside them a true love for God. Only this way can people bear a true testimony to God. They don’t love God from being urged, nor on emotional impulse. If people wish to love God, they must taste God’s loveliness, they must see God’s loveliness; only then can there be roused in them a heart that loves God and loyally expends for God.
They love God because they see how He’s lovely, they see there’s so much of Him that’s loveworthy. They’ve seen God’s salvation, wisdom, His wondrous deeds. And this is why they praise God and yearn for Him, aroused in them such passion that they couldn’t survive without gaining God. If people wish to love God, they must taste God’s loveliness, they must see God’s loveliness; only then can there be roused in them a heart that loves God and loyally expends for God, and loyally expends for God.
from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs
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