Do you feel it?
I see it in the gorgeous sunrise as God once again declares his faithfulness to me with the start of a new day. I feel it in my 2 year-old granddaughter’s hug. I see it in the smiles of my friends. I feel it in the ‘love you’ from my husband of almost 40 years.
It’s the great love God has lavished upon me.
God tells me that I am a precious child and he proves that by showing his love for me in a multitude of ways, every day.
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God.” 1 John 3: 1a
It’s very encouraging to realize that the closer I get to God, the more love of his love I feel pouring out over me. As I’ve been consistently memorizing God’s scripture these last 5 years, I also feel his wisdom pouring out from his Word. More knowledge. More understanding.
I am his child! How much more love and wisdom and knowledge and understanding does he have available for me?
There is no limit!
As 2020 comes to an end, God is revealing his goals for me in the new year. Yesterday he started the list with fight the battle well, hold onto the faith, hold onto a good conscience. Today he stopped me with, “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:11.
Love other people. In my experience, the only way I can genuinely love people is to get close to God and let his love flow through me to others. As I open up my heart to God, he fills it with so much love that it spills over into the lives of people around me. It’s all about God, not about me.
I’m looking forward to the opportunities God is going to give me in 2021 to love others with the love God gives me.
Thank you, Abba Father.