His overwhelming love

Just sit in it. Only for a moment. Steady yourself in the sheer grandeur of it.

He – the Universe Maker, the Creator of the entire world, the One who can breathe out a world filled with land and water, trees and plants, humans and animals – that God… loves us.

He loves you. He loves me. He loves the guy down the road. He loves the woman who has it all together, the one who thinks she has it all together, and the one who doesn’t have a thing together.

He loves.

He doesn’t love us because we do this or that. He just loves us for nothing.b8ea6c2d3ca5f48605cfeac73a79943c

Not one thing can we do, not do, undo, or redo to change His love for us.

Isn’t that the most astonishing thing ever?

We don’t deserve His love. We don’t deserve His mercy. We certainly don’t deserve His grace. Yet, it’s handed to us daily, freely, with no need to repay.

Titus 3:5 (NKJV) Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit

We are the ones Whom He loves.

In the deep belly of our soul, friends, we need to grasp this concept. We need to understand the way He loves us, why He loves us, and then, freely, abundantly, recklessly, without abandon give that love away to those who hunger for it. To those who long to know what this love is. To those who are broken into a million pieces. To those who can’t see the light through the dark.

It looks a million ways – it’s child sponsorship, it’s supporting a missionary (one you know and love and can have relationship with – our missionaries need MORE than just our money – they need our encouragement, love, and constant prayer), it’s feeding someone who is sitting home alone tonight, it’s seeing that woman crying and asking if you can pray with her, it’s seeing the kid who is being bullied and in desperate need of a defender, and on and on and on…

Christ wants us, longs for us, to love in His name. Sometimes it means loving people that we don’t agree with or those with whom we find difficultly understanding. It doesn’t matter.

It does not matter.

He didn’t collect from us a check list prior to handing over His love. He merely gave Himself.

“Holy One, overwhelming my heart with Your love. Yahweh, Yahweh, Faithful God, You’re here to stay.”

His love is here to stay. His love that overwhelms our hearts, to be poured out into others, is for a lifetime.

Go love abundantly in Yahweh’s name… not because of who you are, but because of Who He is in you!

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