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Does God love some more than others?

The idea that God loves some more than others may seem controversial at first glance. After all, how could a loving and just God possibly show favoritism towards certain individuals?

But perhaps it's not a matter of God playing favorites, but rather a reflection of our own actions and choices. Let's imagine Tom and Jim, two fictional people who represent two different approaches to faith.

Tom is someone who has made a conscious decision to pursue God with all he has. He wakes up each day with a desire to draw closer to the Father, sacrificing his time and energy to seek out God's presence. He reads the Bible daily, gives gladly in the offering, fasts and prayers regularly, never speaks negatively about anybody, he constantly thanks God throughout the day. 

On the other hand, Jim is more passive in his faith, content to coast along without much effort or intentionality in his spiritual journey. Jim goes to church on Sunday and occasionally listens to a Christian song or podcast, but otherwise you would never know he was a Christian.

It's not that God loves Tom more than Jim because God woke up one day and said to Himself, "I'm going to love Tom more than Jim". Rather, God is more active and present in Tom's life because Tom has made the choice to actively seek out God.

It's not that God showed favoritism, it's that God honored His word to be found by those who seek Him with all their hearts.

Tom's pursuit of God has created space for God's love and grace to manifest in his life in a more tangible way.

Jim, on the other hand, may not experience the same depth of God's love simply because he has not invested the same level of commitment.

This example and story underscore the importance of our own agency and initiative in our relationship with God.

We have the power to choose how much we want to pursue and engage with God, and our level of engagement directly impacts how much of God's love we experience in our lives.

God's love is freely available to all, but it is up to us to actively seek it out and create space for it to manifest in our lives.

So, if you find yourself feeling like God's love is more present in someone else's life than in your own, consider the level of effort and intentionality you are putting into your relationship with God.

Take inspiration from Tom's proactive pursuit of God and make the choice to prioritize your spiritual journey. Remember, God's love is abundant and available to all, but it is up to us to actively seek it out and make room for it in our lives.

Supporting scripture: Psalm 34:10, Proverbs 8:17, Jeremiah 29:13, James 4:8

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