Birthday Month Reflections - Day 4!
Chosen by God!
Today is the fourth day of my birthday month, my New Year.
My focus today is on God's love for me.
Israel, out looking for a place to rest, met God out looking for them!" God told Israel, "I've never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love! And so now I'll start over with you and build you up again, dear virgin Israel. (Jeremiah 31:3-4 MSG)
I know I can't fully understand the depth and breadth of God’s love but I am eternally convinced that He loves me. His love for me is unconditional, meaning it doesn't depend on me or how I act, it depends on Him and who He is. His love for me is everlasting.
“The Lord appeared from of old to me [Israel], saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.” (Jeremiah 31:3 AMPC)
I know that as I grasp the depth of His love for me my heart becomes secure and that changes how I interact with others. Security in Christ is priceless! When love is at the foundation of all we say and do then lives are transformed, beginning with our own.
Lord, thank You that Your love for me is everlasting and unconditional. Your love for me never fails, fades, or comes to an end.
I Corinthians 13:4-8 AMP personalized:
“God’s love endures with patience and serenity, God’s love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; God’s love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. God’s love is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; God’s love does not take into account a wrong endured. God’s love does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. God’s love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening]. God’s love never fails [it never fades nor ends].”
Sometimes I just have to reflect on the depth of God’s love for me! His love changes everything!
Stay tuned, because God isn't finished with me yet!
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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