Jesus LIKES YOU !!
Do you think that Jesus would like to have you with Him right now, like in real life, and just kindof chat to you and chill and not really do anything except be together, like a friend?
We've heard that God loves us, but do we know that He likes us as well?
What does it mean if somebody like you? How does that work in a relationship?
It means he likes to do stuff with you, go fishing together, watch the sun go down together, chill somewhere together – just like be friends.
Luk 22:14 When it was time, he sat down, all the apostles with him, and said, "You've no idea how much I have looked forward to eating this Passover meal with you before I enter my time of suffering.
Do we like Jesus ?
Is Jesus ever in a rush, or too busy to listen to you?
Does Jesus ever not want to talk to you?
Do you think sometimes that your problem is too small to worry God with?
Does Jesus ever make you feel guilty, like because you haven't prayed or read your Bible?
Can Jesus be your best friend?
Isa 44:2 I am the LORD who created you; from the time you were born, I have helped you. Do not be afraid; you are my servant, my chosen people whom I love. 3 "I will give water to the thirsty land and make streams flow on the dry ground. I will pour out my spirit on your children and my blessing on your descendants.
Listen to what Isaiah says about Jesus: Isa 42:1 The LORD says, "Here is my servant, whom I strengthen--- the one I have chosen, with whom I am pleased. I have filled him with my Spirit, and he will bring justice to every nation. 2 He will not shout or raise his voice or make loud speeches in the streets. 3 He will not break off a bent reed nor put out a flickering lamp. He will bring lasting justice to all. 4 He will not lose hope or courage; he will establish justice on the earth. Distant lands eagerly wait for his teaching." Isa 42:6 "I, the LORD, have called you and given you power to see that justice is done on earth. Through you I will make a covenant with all peoples; through you I will bring light to the nations. 7 You will open the eyes of the blind and set free those who sit in dark prisons.
You know that Jesus Loves you, but are you glad that he likes you? After all, someone can decide to love you, even though they don't really want to, but if someone likes you, it's because they want to.
What does this tell you? That you are TOTALLY ACCEPTED BY JESUS.
He not only loves you because He has decided to, but also because He wants to.
Jesus wants your friendship – He wants to spend time with you; He wants to know how you are doing.
Jesus really and truly thinks that you are the greatest. The coolest friend. Honestly!! He does!!
Jesus wants to bless you and help you and He wants you to be happy. But He also knows that you can only be happy in a certain way = you have to stop sinning, hurting yourself and other people. It seems like Jesus is trying to spoil your fun, but this is not the case – Jesus is trying to show you the way to have real, full, total hectic fun, with NO GUILT, NO AFTER EFFECTS, NO BAD FEELINGS, JUST EXHILARATION AND LETS DO IT AGAIN !!
Does Jesus ever think you are a loser? NO NO NO NO NO
Does Jesus ever think you are a winner? YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Listen to what God is like:
Psa 103:8 The LORD is merciful and loving, slow to become angry and full of constant love. 9 He does not keep on rebuking; he is not angry forever. 10 He does not punish us as we deserve or repay us according to our sins and wrongs. 11 As high as the sky is above the earth, so great is his love for those who honor him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our sins from us. 13 As a father is kind to his children, so the LORD is kind to those who honor him. 14 He knows what we are made of; he remembers that we are dust.
So we can know that we have a real friend in Jesus. We can't hear Him audibly or see Him because of our sin, but as we get rid of our sin and do His will, we will start to hear Him clearer and clearer as we go along.
The BOTTOM LINE
You can relax!
You are Totally Accepted
and Totally Loved.