Wednesday, May 18, 2016

First Glance

God loves you. You have probably heard this many times. But do you understand how much God loves you? Even I don't fully understand; it's too much for our human brains to comprehend. It's so great and powerful, but we can try to understand just a little of His love.

John  3:16 says, "For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life."  At first glance this may not seem like much, but it is. It's more than we could ever grasp. I could never cover the power and riches of God's love in one blog post, but maybe I can help you understand just a little bit of His abounding love. A second of God's love is more than anyone could ever love you in a lifetime.

Lets break up John 3:16 to help us understand it better. First it says "God loved the world". The One and Only, perfect,caring and merciful God loves our sinful, imperfect, selfish, evil world. God, perfect and loving, loves me, a sinner, not deserving a split second of His love. God loves you, He loves everyone in our sinful world. Second, "He gave His One and Only Son". He gave His Son to die the worst death you could ever imagine, dying on a cross. Dying on a cross was a sentence of death that the Romans only used on the worst of sinners. Jesus was (and is) perfect, yet He died that death because He loves us. And last, "everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life". So we can have a way to heaven. That's incredible. Jesus is the only way to heaven (John 14:6). You can't get to heaven by good works, you can only get to heaven through Jesus Christ. We don't deserve to go to heaven, but because God loves us there is a way. Jesus is the way.

So always remember, God loves you no matter what. His love is as deep as the oceans and deeper still. God loves you more than you could ever imagine.

Saturday, May 14, 2016


My blog's name is One Name. I named it One Name because there is one name above all else, Jesus. This blog is going to be centered around Jesus. I have a passion for Him and I want to make His name known.

I love to write, I have loved to write since I was eight. Writing is my passion. I love writing blog posts, poems, songs, and describing things (mostly nature).

One of my favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 31:30. It says, "Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord will be praised." What it means is that it doesn't matter what you look like on the outside, but on the inside. Every moment of our lives should be for Christ, I want to completely live for Christ.

I'm going to post a blog every week. Every once in awhile, I'm going to post what I call Describing a Moment: Everyday Life. In that post I will describe a moment of nature. Sometimes in our busy, chaotic lives, we forget to just look around us at God's breathtaking creations.

This blog is for God's glory, and I hope every blog post will reflect Him.

Welcome to my blog!