A Love Letter
Everyone wants to feel loved. It makes you feel treasured...valuable. The experts tell us feeling loved makes you live longer, less doctor visits, healthier, happier, even less anxiety. One thing I know for sure it makes you feel happier.
I read my sweetheart's letters eagerly because I loved the author and I wanted to know what was on his heart. Also, I wanted to hear how much he loved me and I wanted to get to know him better.
You see I...
know the author and I love Him!
want to hear how much He loves me!
am desperate, absolutely desperate to know Him better.
Proverbs 4: 20-23 NIV
20My son, pay attention to what I say;
turn your ear to my words.
21Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
22for they are life to those who find them
and health to one’s whole body.
23Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
I'm certain about that! Absolutely certain. God loves you! No matter where you are or what you've done God loves you!! Enough that He sent His son to save you and give you new life in Him.
When you begin to read God's Word as a love letter it will change how you read it. You will realize every word of it is wrapped in love, wisdom and grace. God is good, period; even when His words correct us and directs us in a direction we don't want to Go.
There’s a question I must ask you...
Have you gotten distracted? Discouraged? Busy?
Ask Him to help you fall passionately in love with Jesus! Recharge your passion for the things of God by getting in His presence through thanksgiving and worship.
No, this isn’t a guilt trip!
It’s a reality check!!! And, we all need one from time to time. Is reading the Word of God a part of your daily routine? If it’s not, then it’s time to change something!!!
What are you saying yes to that is robbing your yes to God? What one thing needs to go so you have 10 minutes; let’s start there to spend time in God’s Word.
You need God’s Word in your life. John 6:63 NLT The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
The enemy is after your heart.
Your heart, your attitudes and actions are shaped by the things you believe. The enemy of your soul is bombarding the world around you with lies; sneaky, leaky, poisonous lies that sound good, make folks look good or important…but the end of those lies is death. If you think you can just ignore the bad, without feeding and nourishing your spirit with God’s Word, there will be a great void in your heart.
John 14:26 NIV But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Even if it doesn’t feel like a big deal. Steward what He gives you. Then think about it. Go over it.
Luke 2:17 NIV But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
like you would rub hand lotion on dry, cracked hands or heels. He loves you so much that He wants you to live in His truth. He made you body, soul and spirit. His plan brings health and wholeness to every area of your life. He isn’t a big killjoy in heaven. His plan has always been to give you abundant life.
Just do it!
We do things that are important to us. Decide in your heart that Bible reading is important and schedule it accordingly.
While we are on the subject-
Right Thinking Begins With Right Listening
Does What You Think Matter?