The poem at the center of YHWH highlights God’s love at this same sweeping level, yet while retaining the same intimacy we find in the Spirit. In a remarkable collaborative effort led by Dan Stevers involving 11 Christian animators and artists, the YHWH Project has released its final product: a sweeping and striking short film that paints a beautiful portrait of God’s abundant love and active presence. In conclusion, YHWH highlights God’s basic invitation to all of us: toward life and freedom through salvation. And as we respond to that invitation, it’s important that we grasp exactly what it is for. – Joseph Sunde
I am the might before the sword. The tremors in the spear shaft I craft my ways from blazes of firestorms, absorb the failings of deadened ends to render the floors.
I dance upon I am the spaces between applause, the roars of hearts running through Heaven’s halls.
GET TO KNOW JESUS
1. God Loves You
The Bible tells us, “God is Love!” (1 John 4:8). We also learn that the Lord is our Creator and cares about us. “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten son…” (John 3:16). God wants you to have a happy life. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).
2. Our Sin Separates Us from God
Sin has broken our connection with God. “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2). Everyone has broken God’s perfect law of love. “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Unless something happens, we are all doomed to die. “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23).
3. Jesus Connects Us Back to God
Because of God’s great love for you, Jesus willingly took the wages of sin upon Himself. Christ died so people could live eternally and not have to die. Jesus’ life without sin covers my life of sin so that I can have eternal life—salvation.
Christ’s death was accepted by God as full payment for all my past sins. “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
4. How Do I Accept Jesus Into My Life?
When I accept Christ’s death, as a gift, I become a child of God. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
What does Jesus death on the cross mean in my life? “To all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God” (John 1: 12RSV). If you would like to receive Christ into your life right now, follow these simple steps:
Now live in faith everyday in your new way of life. “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him” (Colossians 2:6).
5. New Life in Christ
When I join God’s family, how does God’s love change my life? “When anyone is joined to Christ, he is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17, TEV). When a person accepts Christ, the old sinful nature is destroyed.
Jesus gives the new Christian a new spiritual life. Then the Christian hates the old life of sin. The new Christian begins to experience freedom from guilt and realizes how empty his life was without Christ. In one minute God proves more happiness than a whole lifetime of serving the Devil. Why did I wait so long to accept God’s love?
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. ~ Psalm 32:1-2
If you can be honest and broken over your own sin, then you are well on your way to finding the heart of God. Some of the greatest passages in the Bible about repentance and restoration came from the pen of King David, and that’s because David’s sins were great. Read more…