7. Because His Word Says So.
Pride is not a good thing but I was feeling pretty proud after teaching myself how to edit a video on i-movie. I had already learned how to use the application on my phone, but creating a video on my computer was the next step. When I was in television, I used to edit almost all of my work, and enjoyed the process, but the technology has changed a whole lot since then. It was so different that it was intimidating.
However, I was motivated to learn because I needed a book trailer for my new book, The Only Father I Ever Knew. It is my heart to get this book in as many hands as possible so they will experience the love of our heavenly Father and learn about his father-like attributes. I figured a video about the book would give a synopsis of its content, and from experience, I have realized people watch videos over something written.
When the book trailer was completed, I was happy with the result and thought, Not bad for an amateur, and I put it out there on all the social mediums. However, by the time I went to bed, only eleven people had viewed my video on YouTube, and some of those clicks were from me. I was forlorn. Knowing God can draw people, I asked, “Don’t you love me? This book was written for you, and about you. Why haven’t you given your children a holy push to watch the book trailer?”
I was having a pity party.
But we cannot base God’s love on circumstances. We have to trust His Word when it says,
“I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you with unfailing kindness” (Jeremiah 31:3) or
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1). What about this one:
“The earth is filled with your love, O Lord…” (Psalm 119:64).
Do you believe God loves you, even in the worst of circumstances? My book trailer does not represent a serious scenario. I have to believe that the indifference has nothing to do with God’s love, but I have a friend who just lost her son. It may be difficult for her to trust that God loves her during this trying time, right? But I am praying that she will feel the arms of her heavenly Father around her as she mourns.
I have come to the determination that we either believe God’s Word or we don’t. We either live by the standards set in the Bible or we make up our own rules. We either trust that God love for us is unfailing, or we choose to believe that his love is inconsistent. But God’s Word does not teach that the Creator’s love is wishy-washy. It says, “Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds” (Psalm 36:5–6).
People’s love may fail, but God’s love for us is eternal. It says that right there in the Bible. And he loved us enough to sacrifice His own Son so we can spend eternity with Him in Heaven.
Today, no matter what the circumstance, will you thank God for His sacrificial, unfailing love?
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
If you would like to know more about Lisa’s new book, The Only Father I Ever Knew: How a Fatherless Child Finally Found True Love, then check out the book trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSpaDqs8D_U
Her book is now available on Amazon.com.
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