Rabbi Schneider - Move God's Heart
Acts 17:28 says this, "In Him, meaning HaShem, meaning Father God, we live and move and have our being". I mean it's an incredible thing when we look at all the beauty of creation and we realize that the God who created all this beauty, created you and I and we are the pinnacle of His creation. He saved us for last and He created you and I, beloved one, in His own image. We live and move and exist in Him, Acts 17:28 says. All this beauty that is around me right now, that beauty is inside the human soul in an even greater way. I know that I have touched on this theme in a few of my earlier Seeds of Revelation devotionals, but I want us to understand how deeply beautiful you and I are.
Listen again, in Him, we live and move and have our being. All that God has created is in Him because He upholds everything that He has created by His Power and yet even though His creation is in Him, His creation is also separate from Him. And so you and I are in the Lord, and once we come into Yeshua, we become united to the Lord in oneness and yet paradoxically, we are also separate from Him in the sense that we are unique and independent with our own will and we have to choose to love Him.
So there's a separateness in you and I, whereby, you and I have to choose to be in love with Him. He loves us but we have to choose also to love Him because although we are in Him we are also separate from Him and He uniquely made it this way so that we can have a real love relationship with Him. You see, the Bible tells us in the Song of Songs when you and I choose to love HaShem, when we choose to love God, it literally moves His heart. Beloved, isn't it a wonderful thing to know how beautiful we are in God, that we exist in Him, that we are never alone, that He has given you and I the Power, the freedom of choice, to love Him back? God loves you, this is Rabbi Schneider saying Shalom to you until next week. Why don't you pass this on to a friend?