Here at Resurrection, we are learning with ever-increasing joy and knowledge—both corporately and individually—what it is to live, move and have our being in Christ from His Kingdom. We believe that our Lord is seeking a people after His own heart, which means, “You shall love the Lord your God…"
“Love the Lord, you say? How so?” you may ask. "With all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might " (Deut. 6:5). We know that our God is looking for a people—not just any people, but a people who will love and seek after Him with the same intensity that He has loved us. We want to be that people!
Over the years we have discovered that true love toward God bears this mark: “People Matter, Things Don’t.” From God’s perspective, loving God and loving neighbor is the first and most important commandment. It is the single most important mandate that Jesus has carried forth from the heart of His Father (Matt. 22:37-40) to His Church to carry out into the whole world until His return. This being God’s utmost desire for His people, we long to live this well! It is critical that we are about our Father’s business, and this is what we seek to do with all our heart.
Truthfully, the pursuit of love is a lifelong journey into the heart of God. For us to give and receive love is one of the greatest challenges that we face today as the Body of Christ. To love as God loves is incredibly difficult for us, and yet the promise still stands: If we seek love, we will find it, and he who finds love, finds life. Beloved, the pursuit of love toward God and neighbor is worth everything; Jesus said so! Therefore, we persist onward and upward in the struggle to apprehend this amazing gift from the heart of our Father.
This is where our journey begins and ultimately ends here at Resurrection. We are not perfect in love by any means, but God is not finished with us yet. And this we do know about our God: He is able to complete everything that He has begun in Christ Jesus our Lord. So we continue to press in and press through to love with all of our hearts to the glory of Jesus, our Lord. May God grant to us the ability to persist to the end.
If this sounds like something you would like to do with your life, Resurrection may be an answer to your prayer. Maybe you should join us for worship this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. to find out more about us? We welcome you!
Let us live in such a way as to, "test the limits," of the loving-kindness and faithfulness of the Lord.
You do not become a new person by changing your behavior. You discover the person you already are in Christ and behave accordingly.