L. A. Marzulli
“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. Mat 10:37
It’s been 30 years since I became born again. I was 30 at the time I accepted the Lord, I turn 60 this December. I had been to Woodstock, had a guru, read everything I could about Carlos Castenada, and had a live-in-girl friend. Then the Lord found me and my eyes were opened. The girl-friend moved out and I became celibate until I met my wife – now of 26 years – and married her.
I began to read the Bible, first thing in the morning and then before I went to bed. There were nights when I clutched it to my chest, these first days were tough, as I had been in the enemy’s camp for almost two decades. As I was reading with eyes that were newly opened I came across the above verse in Matthew. My first reaction was, this God is really on an ego trip. He wants us to love him more than our parents, our wives, or son’s and daughters? Who is this guy?
I now realize that I do love Jesus/Yashua more than anyone I know, on this planet. I love Him more than my wifey, more than my children, more than my parents. I love Him, whom I have never seen, and yet I know He is the saviour and keeper of my soul. It was His love and sacrifice on Calvary that set me free. One day, I will rise into the air, along with millions of others and He will greet us their. That sounds silly, doesn’t it, like some B Sci-Fi movie. Yet, He who walked on the water, calmed the storm, fed the 5 thousand, from a few scraps of bread and fish, raised Lazarus from the dead, opened the eyes of the blind, and the ears of the deaf, and rose up from the dead, after he had been brutally scourged and crucified, certainly is able bring us into His presence, with singing and joy! It’s not a make-believe story, it’s a supernatural event that will happen one day in the future!
For those of us who are born again, and spirit filled, He is our hope in a world that is under the control, but not forever, of the Fallen One. It is He whom we look to for our freedom, our liberty, and eternal life. Yashua/Jesus is our God, the creator of the universe, the one who set every atom and quark in motion, the one who made all things.
My love for Him, is a free will choice. It has grown over the last 30 years. It has matured from thinking that God was on an ego trip, to realizing that without Him, nothing would exist! It has grown from naming and claiming what I want, to asking that His will be done in my life. Like the 1950’s program, Father Knows Best, I have found that He does know best, in fact He knows everything.
I know that there are some who come to this BLOG and don’t know Him. They have never asked Him into their heart. They have never been born again. Today is the day of salvation. Just ask and you will receive. It’s that simple. He loves you and is standing at the door of your life waiting to be asked in….
Ask and you shall receive, knock and the door will be opened to you!