Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.
― William W. Purkey
If you ever get over your religion and realize how madly in love with you God actually is, you will dance (as King David did before Jehovah in the streets when he was overjoyed), you will love (like Jesus does you for having totally forgiven you of all your sins [past, present, and future]), you will sing (like you do in the shower), and you will live like it’s heaven on earth (because it will be heaven on earth when you stop trying to please Him and rest in Him).
You see, from the beginning, the Creator had a plan!
He knew bringing man to life would mean the death of Himself!
He made man, after His image and likeness – for He Himself would have to come in that same likeness… to die!
Adam, having been given the breath of God (spirit of Life) and having no sin nature, was tested. He failed the test. He sinned – by choosing to DISBELIEVE what God said about eating of the tree and believing a lie (from another father), thereby, DISOBEYING his Creator-Father. His sin, just as God said, caused him to die – his physical life was sentenced to eventually die and his spiritual life became a dead vacuum – empty of the very Life-Spirit of God and filled with the death-spirit of the adversary.
After roughly 4000 years, Christ came, lived, became all of man’s sin, and died; to take away the sin of the world, to crush the head of the serpent-adversary, and destroy the power of sin in the believer.
And… He raised from from the dead, living in victory over death, hell, sin, and Satan. In so doing, He provided resurrection life, the gift of eternal life; His very Life.
Interestingly enough, in all that, He was, and is, lovingly and persistently pursuing YOU, taking similar steps you’ve taken, to completely reconcile YOU to Himself (meaning your sin debt between you and the Creator has been paid in full [2 Cor. 5:18-19]), forgive you, and offer to you, for your belief and acceptance, His (resurrection, eternal) Life.
If you trust Him with your future and you believe and receive Him, He has given you the right to become a child of God. Christ will become your brother as you will be joint-heirs with Him; heirs of all that God has for you.
As you begin to understand the simplicity with which He chooses to live His life through you, you will be amazed. He will change you in ways you never thought possible. He will change you (and it won’t be necessary for anyone to tell you how to live the life).
He in you will be able to “love like you’ll never be hurt.” He in you will be willing to forgive those whom you have not been willing to forgive. He will perform this work in you because He is the one who begun the work in you.
His Life in you, and the constant reminder of just how much He has forgiven you and loves you, will make you “dance like no one is watching, love like you have never been hurt, sing like nobody is listening, and live like it is heaven on earth.”
I promise! If you ever get over your religion and come to the place of knowing how much He loves and adores you, you will not stop talking about Him. No one will be able to shut you up!