God changed me. Yes, he did, and what He did and does makes life work for me. About 30AD, Jesus died on the cross and the whole world changed. A way to my Creator God opened. God hated being mad at his whole creation for ignoring him. So he died for our sin of thanklessness and much more.
Via Jesus, I could see God’s kind face. More than that, he drew me in. Jesus died for me. Hallelujiah! I want to know this God who went to the Cross to die for us all.
In 30AD, God died…and rose again. Surely earthly death could not vanquish the creator of life and death.
He lives and obviously wants to know me. Glorious. God made me. When I knew him, he started to change me to be who He made me to be.
Yes, the whole world changed in 30 AD. 700 years before Jesus was born, Isaiah wrote that a King would come, and the increase of his Kingdom would have no end.
It really happened. Every day new people come to faith in Jesus, and the kingdom increases.
Meanwhile, I grow as a child of the Kingdom.
Knowing the Creator God loves me opens a lot of vistas.
God Changed Me and Changes Me
I can spend a lifetime to know him better. Amazingly, since he made me, I can spend a lifetime learning who I am with him. He knows me so much better than I know myself. I so need to live in that. Jesus said he knows how many hairs are on my head. I do not know that. Jesus does.
I am married and have three kids. In marriage, I learned that to love someone means you want to know them better. Love gives you the strength to know her intimately, deeply. Only a God who first loves me this much can give me hope of loving my dear wife and knowing her more deeply day by day over a whole lifetime. God showed me this one piece of what love is. So simple and yet so hard to live out. That is the Kingdom of God to me.
It is a place to love and learn to love a whole life long.