Why is God jealous for us? We didn’t do anything to deserve it. In fact, I think we did quite the opposite. If anything, we should be receiving a good dose of His wrath right about now. That’s what we really deserve. We’ve cursed Him, rebelled against Him, denied His very existence. And yet, He loves us more deeply than we could ever imagine.
You know, God really does love us, not for “who we will become,” as if He’s waiting for us to be perfect before He can really love us. He really does love us, right now. That’s why He’s jealous.
It was prophesied over me at the One Thing conference that God wanted me to know that jealousy, that fire in His eyes for me. And yeah, I think I want to know it too. I want to feel it, and I want to live it out.
He is who He is, and He is Love. Real love doesn’t care if you love back. Real love wants the best for the precious. And God knows that the best place for us is right there with Him. We need Him. So I worship Him for his never-ending love. With everything I have I pursue Him, because He has never stopped loving me.
“Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!”–Psalm 66:20