No, the difference is when He said to me, Seek My face, my heart said to Him, Thy Face will I seek. ANd I fanned the flame of that desire until it has become the biggest thing in my life. I chose it. I pursued Him. I am not talking about redemption. I am talking about knowing God.That is the weakest part of your redemptive witness. You love God with your heart because it is the only part of you that God chose to draw you to Himself with.
We are not talking about repentance of dead works for forgiveness. We are talking the passion of wanting to KNOW Him, and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering. Salvation is long ago in the past. Now it is God HImself I seek.But keep this in mind. It wasn't you who made that decision to love God. " We love Him,because He first loved us." 1st.Jn.4:19
We were not capable of loving God because we ,before conversion, COULD NOT love God. Matt
I have said this before and I say it again. If there were no Heaven, no salvation, no afterlife, I would pursue Him just the same. I do not seek the gift anymore. I seek the Giver. He is better than the Gift. Were He to say there is no gift, I would still seek the Giver all the same.