Reckless Love of God

R.E.C.K.L.E.S.S. Defined in the dictionary as an adjective, meaning (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. L.O.V.E. Defined in the dictionary as a noun or a verb, meaning to have an intense feeling of deep affection or to feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone. Both words in my eyes are very powerful. Some of us use them sparingly while others use them abundantly. In my older post, I have discussed how the word and love of God have molded my family and myself by making The Lord the very center of our life. However, several years ago the core of my life was not directed towards God. I had pushed him away and was living a life I planned for myself. I fought him, and questioned him but throughout my darkest days and unforsaken nights, he was there walking right beside me. No matter what I said, no matter what sin I committed The Lord’s love for me was never taken away. Fast forward some time to earlier this year when my small group leader shared this song…

Since that Thursday evening I have listened to it over a million times, ask my husband. I play it when I need help, when I am confused or when I am affirming what I already know about Gods love for me. What gets me the most in this song is when I hear the chorus:

oh the overwhelming, never-ending

reckless love of God

oh, it chases me down

fights till I’m found

leaves the ninety-nine

I couldn’t earn it and I don’t deserve it

still you give yourself away

the overwhelming, never-ending

reckless love of God

{There is a reason behind this song and lyrics so bare with me}

We are currently reading the book of Romans at HCBC. I knew from the very first sermon I wanted to share the insights of the lessons with yall. Romans is a message by Apostle Paul that shares the gospel of possible salvation through Jesus Christ. Stating that forgiveness is available to all when we put our trust and devotion to God. Through faith, the broken are made whole once more. I was quickly reminded of my very own story during the first few Sundays. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post I was lost, living the life I chose with God being the outsider. Although I felt broken, my heart was actaully becoming whole. God has a willingness to pardon a sinner, He showed that truth with me. Not once did he forget about me. Not once did he lose faith in me. NOT once did he stop loving me. He continued to show me grace and unconditional love through all my highs and lows. Not only did he do that for me but he continues to do that for all of his children. Apostle Paul invites us all to have a relationship with God, to believe in Jesus Christ. The biggest thing I have discovered so far reading Romans is GOD’S LOVE IS ETERNAL. I can’t tell you how may times I have highlighted a verse expressing his love for each one of us. His love never fails, it never gives up, it run out on us. “I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8: 38-39) Which leads me to this powerful song. Our worship ministry has sung this very song every Sunday since we started the Romans Series. That is no coincidence… In my opinion, Reckless Love reminds me of the book of Romans and when you re-read the scriptures I hope you find the life-changing connections. Whenever you are feeling lost, hurt or needing an affirmation remember God’s reckless love for you is never-ending, he will climb the highest mountains and light up the darkeness for you.