-We love because He first loved us (1 John 4:19)
-We have a Good Shepherd that calls us to rest first, then following- (Psalm 23)
-That’s the premise of GRACE of JESUS; we receive his grace in faith, not in response to our effort.
-We are sought out, because God longs to connect with us; not because we sought him first (we all like sheep have gone our own way; Isaiah 53:6)
-Jesus came on a search and rescue mission for us; 'God demonstrated his own love for us in this: even while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.' Romans 5:8
It’s God’s INITIATIVE THAT IS OUR HOPE…His initiative is NOT dependent upon mine or yours.