M1D2 – You Are Loved

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I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

Jeremiah 31:3 ESV

I know that some of you may have read this post of mine previously.  However, I really want to start off this special journey having each one of you KNOW how dearly loved you are by God.  The heart of God longs for the heart of you to beat in tune with His.  It is God’s unconditional, everlasting love for you that will keep calling, calling, calling your heart.

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.  1 John 4:16 ESV

I wish I could give you a picture of how much God loves you. The creator of the universe is crazy enough about YOU that He listens to not only your words, but to your unspoken requests and to the deepest desires of your heart.

O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.

Psalm 139:1-4 ESV

He smiled as He designed you. He pictured your whole life story as he knit you in your mother’s womb. Before you took your first breath, He saw all your heartaches, all your elations, all the mundane in your life.

For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.

Psalm 139:13-16 ESV

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He knew that for the most part, you wouldn’t – couldn’t – love Him as He loves you. You would elevate many things above Him in your life – money, beauty, entertainment, achievement, friends, sex. He knew you would curse His name at some point, or even at many points. He knew that instead of spending one day a week as a “date day” with Him, you would devote your time and passions to other interests. You would disobey your parents, your employer, even the law, at times when you thought that no one was looking. He saw your anger, your bitterness, and the rages in your heart. He could see your sexual passions and lusts as you acted on them – or not – and everything done in darkness was not hidden from Him. When you took what wasn’t yours – He saw. He knew that you would wrestle with your conscience and often choose against Truth.  He knew that the deepest longings of your heart would be for the things and pleasures of this world.

And He loves you anyways.

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God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 ESV

For you, He kept silent and turned the other cheek. For you, He took up His cross. He took up your pride and your rebellion and He bore them. Because He loves you THAT MUCH.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39 ESV

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God loves you more than anyone ever has or ever will. More than you can understand. He longs to have you run into His arms.

Just….. let go. Let it all go. Pour your heart out at His feet. That’s all He’s waiting for. That’s why God made the world. That’s why Jesus came to die. That’s why He’s coming back.

For you.

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“the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord” Romans 3:23 ESV

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. Romans 10:9-10 ESV

For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God;  it is not from works, so that no one can boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 ESV

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Please Pray With Me:

Oh Lord…

I praise You and thank You for Your great love for me!  Remove all blocks that separate me from You and fill me to overflowing with assurance of Your care.  I give You my heart and hold it up as an offering – my heart is all I have to give – please take it and make something beautiful of my life for Your glory.

In Jesus’ Name I pray,

Amen

Today’s Assignment:

Please listen to How Deep The Father’s Love for Us

How Deep The Father’s Love For Us

How deep the Father’s love for us

How vast beyond all measure

That He should give His only Son

To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss

The Father turns His face away

As wounds which mar the Chosen One

Bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon a cross

My sin upon His shoulders

Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice

Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there

Until it was accomplished

His dying breath has brought me life

I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything

No gifts, no power, no wisdom

But I will boast in Jesus Christ

His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?

I cannot give an answer

But this I know with all my heart

His wounds have paid my ransom

Extras:

Listen to the Father’s Love Letter to You

 

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